Chelsea‘s 5-0 win over Everton last weekend will go down as one of the all-time greatest Premier League performances.
The Blues dominated the game and were ruthless in front of goal as four different players got on the scoresheet.
It extended an incredible run – they have won each of their last five games, scoring 16 goals and conceding zero in the process – which has seen Antonio Conte’s side rise to second in the Premier League.
It seems like nit-picking to suggest Chelsea could be doing anything better, but a perfectionist like Conte will still spend the international break working out how to improve further.
Here are THREE areas we think the Italian should be looking at…
A possible factor behind Chelsea’s superb form is a lack of European football.
That means the Blues have no games midweek and can play their strongest squad each time.
That’s all well and good while they playing this well, but what do they do if a key player gets injured or loses form?
Against Everton, Michy Batshuayi only played ten minutes while Nathaniel Chalobah didn’t even get on, and they would surely look very rusty should they be called into action. Perhaps they could be given more minutes when games are already won.
For a while now Chelsea fans have wanted to see a few young players break through – the Blues haven’t really had any top-class homegrown players since John Terry.
You can hardly blame Conte, whose job has been to get them back to the top rather than blood the youngsters. The Italian may be able to do both, however, and should arguably be looking at giving players like Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ola Aina more action when results are already secure.
This one might seem odd considering the Blues have secured back-to-back victories away from home, but they, arguably, haven’t been quite as dominant on the road.
Their first win with the new formation came against a Hull side in disarray, while the 2-0 scoreline at Southampton didn’t reflect a game that was actually quite even.
Chelsea have to travel to the Etihad Stadium in a couple of weeks and will be hoping for an improved away performance to show just how serious they are about winning the title.