West Bromwich Albion 0-4 Chelsea: 5 Talking Points
Eden Hazard struck twice with Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso joining him on the scoresheet and Chelsea thumped West Bromwich Albion 4-0. The Baggies started off the game well but could not do anything to once the Premier League champions took charge of the game.
It all started when Gareth Barry stamped on Hazard's foot and the Belgian was furious as the referee did not give a foul. The anger along with boo's from the crowd made the Chelsea man determined to prove a point and his thunderstrike from 25 yards out led to Chelsea's first goal.
He then latched on to a beautiful backheel assist by Morata to score Chelsea's second and right before half-time, Alonso scored from Cesc Fabregas' freekick. Hazard scored another in the second half to seal the game.
Here are the talking points from the match:
#5 – Conte's changes are working
Last season, Conte switched to a 3-4-3 after a humiliating defeat to Arsenal. This season, it's the losses to AS Roma that have triggered the change.
The Italian has opted to use his favourite 3-5-2 formation at the club despite not having enough players to play regularly with this formation. The manager has opted to go with Hazard and Morata upfront with Fabregas, Kante and Bakayoko teaming up in the midfield.
The switch has seen Chelsea become more free-flowing and also more solid at the back. Christensen's confidence on the ball and no sloppy movement has made it even better for The Blues.