4-1-4-1 VS 3-4-3
In the first six matches, Conte set up a 4-1-4-1 formation that he had never used before in his career. In the latest skirmish with the Tigers, on the other hand, he veered toward a 3-4-3 formation that is very similar to what we saw with Juventus and the Italian national squad. It appears that the player who benefited the most was Kanté, used for internal insertions and covered by Matic, unlike what had happened until now. The ex-Leicester player completed 70 passes, his record in Premier League. Add to that 4 interceptions, 13 recovered balls, 3 dribbling moves completed and two scoring opportunities created. It was, perhaps, his best match since he has been with the Blues.