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Antonio Conte took the Premier League by storm – but can Chelsea stay in front? | Michael Cox

Despite Chelsea steamrollering their way to the title with a 3-4-3 formation, Antonio Conte is unlikely to rest on his laurels and will strive to improve team tactics next season and develop his squad for a Champions League challenge

Chelsea’s domestic campaign ended on a sour note, with last Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal denying Antonio Conte the double in his first campaign at Stamford Bridge. But it is Conte who has been Chelsea’s superstar this season and his decision to switch from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3 in autumn should be considered among the most decisive tactical moves in the 25-year history of the Premier League. After changing to that system, Chelsea steamrollered their way to the title and eventually recorded 93 points – the second-most in the Premier League era.

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