Chelsea 0-3 Bournemouth: 5 Talking Points
What a way to end the first month of 2018 for Chelsea Football Club. It was a rollercoaster of a month for the fans as they witnessed the club's fall and rise on and off the pitch.
From losing 2-1 to Arsenal, to drawing 0-0 with Norwich City and winning comfortably vs Brighton & Hove, Chelsea fans have seen it all. It does not end there, the club was the subject of some ridiculous transfer rumours too.
Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Nathan Ake scored early in the second half and that was enough for The Blues to crumble to a 3-0 defeat. Here are the talking points from the game:
#5 Chelsea need a Plan C
Antonio Conte has two formations or plans to work with: 3-4-3 or 3-5-2. Apart from one rigid technique in those two formations, there is nothing to add to it or change during the game.
The manager needs to get back to the drawing board and find a better way of playing against teams who defend way too much. The Blues are not able to play well against teams who rely on counter-attacking football and that is something they need to fix as soon as possible.