Marcos Alonso believes that Chelsea’s “passion” on the pitch is more important than any individual formation that Antonio Conte decides on following Saturday’s 5-0 rout over Everton.
Chelsea have been ruthless in the Premier League since Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation, with five wins and five clean sheets putting the Blues back among the title favourites after September slips against Liverpool and Arsenal.
Alonso scored his first Chelsea goal in the impressive win over Ronald Koeman’s Everton at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues have not conceded in the top flight when the summer signing has been on the pitch.
Toffees boss Koeman admitted that Conte taught his team a “big lesson” as both sides lined up in 3-4-3 systems in west London on Saturday, but Alonso insists that the key to his team’s success lies in the players’ desire to work for each other.
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