Charles’ latest “The Mind of Conte” column. Following back to back defeats in the Premier League against fellow top 4 contenders in Liverpool and Arsenal, Antonio Conte vowed to look for solutions to address his team’s recent form, or lack thereof. As a result, the Italian manager setup his team in a brand new formation 

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Antonio Conte joined Chelsea with the idea to use a variation of the 4-4-2 formation, which he had previously adopted at Siena and Bari. Last month, Oscar revealed the following in an interview with the Mail Online: “The idea is to play 4-2-4. We tried this every day in training – we’re getting better.” Indeed, 

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Despite the disappointing sixth place finish in the Premier League, the silverware won in the form of Champions League had erased the negatives of Chelsea side last season. Roberto Di Matteo, who took the reins as Chelsea manager in between the two leagues of Round of 16 phase in the Champions League last season, had 

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