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Chelsea vs Watford: 5 Talking Points

Chelsea edge out a 4-2 win vs a resilient Watford

Top 5 / Top 10 21 Oct 2017, 21:20 IST


One thing Che3lsea were brilliant at last season was defending. This season, not so much. Too many errors at the back are leading to Chelsea suffering throughout the game and today was nothing different.

Watford controlled the game the majority of the time but Chelsea capitalized on some casual defending the end by Burnley to squeeze out a 4-2 win. Here are the talking points from the game:

#5 – Time to Change formation?

Chelsea v Watford - Premier League
Chelsea v Watford - Premier League

With Chelsea trailing 2-1, Antonio Conte made a unique change. He took off Marcos Alonso and brought on Willian. Chelsea then played with a formation that looked like a 4-2-3-1 but Conte was adamant that it was still a 3-4-3.

The change gave Batsuayi a lot of freedom up front and the same happened for Willian. The two have been poor this season but were brilliant today. Antonio Conte must think about switching the formation right now.

3-4-3 isn't working with the players Chelsea have currently fit. A switch, for the time being, will help the club get the results and should they get in the players Conte needs in January, they can switch back.

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