Chelsea’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation under Conte has them looking more like the similarly strong side of the 2014/15 season, as opposed to the 2015/16 one, albeit with a bit more steel about them.
After losing 2-1 at home to Liverpool and 3-0 away at Arsenal Chelsea wlengthened to 25/1 to win the title and their rumours around Conte's job scurity. Since then, the blues haven’t conceded in over 540 minutes of Premier League football, with seven clean sheets in a row. Antonio Conte has given Chelsea the new lease of life they needed and has even managed to get loan favourite Victor Moses playing like a world beater.
|24 Sept - Arsenal (A)||25/1|
|1 Oct - Hull (A)||18/1|
|15 Oct - Leicester (H)||12/1|
|23 Oct - Man United (H)||13/2|
|30 Oct - Southampton (A)||6/1|
|5 Nov - Everton (H)||3/1|
|20 Nov - Middlesbrough (A)||9/4|
The Arsenal match was the turning point for a Chelsea team looking devoid of any shape or identity. They have since switched to Conte's 3-4-3 formation and the demolitions of Man United and Everton really cemented Chelsea's returning credibility, with their odds tumbling in the aftermath of those two results.
On the back of their win on Sunday, Chelsea are top of the Premier League for the first time since they won the title back in the 2014/15 season. The West Londoners are now the second favourites (9/4) to win the league, behind Manchester City who are 2/1. This is as short as Chelsea have been since the start of the season and we asked Oddschecker users if they can win the league, with our Twitter poll below.
Chelsea are the new 2nd favourite for the Premier League, but where do you think they will finish?— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) November 21, 2016