Revealed: Chelsea’s top five tacklers this season

There is no doubt that Antonio Conte has found his second season in English football much more challenging than his first.

Last time around, the Italian galvanised his squad with a 3-4-2-1 system that saw them put together a scintillating winning run that put all of their title rivals into the rear-view mirror.

His unstinting intensity drove the Blues towards the title, and he was no doubt aided by the increased preparation time he was afforded with his players, owing to the lack of European football at the club last season.

There is no doubt that the levels have dropped at Stamford Bridge this term and that is reflected by the fact that missing out on the Champions League is a very real prospect for the Blues, who will likely have a new man in charge when the first game of the 2018/19 season kicks off.

Football FanCast wanted to run the numbers to see if we could see where performances had tailed off by looking at the tackle stats to see who is performing the best…