By Alessandro D’AgostiniThere is much to admire in Antonio Conte’s first season at Chelsea.
His side have improved their title defence to the level of the reigning champions, with a record of only five points from five games.
They’ve beaten a team in fifth place on goals scored, conceding just six goals in that time.
Conte’s men also have won seven and drawn one of their opening six matches, but this has been a frustrating season for many.
Conway’s team were relegated from Serie A at the end of May, following a poor start to the campaign.
Since then, Chelsea have been beaten by Juventus, Lazio and Roma, and are now sitting in sixth position.
While they have the best record in Serie A (11-4-3), Conte will be hoping his side can turn the corner with the help of another victory against a Juventus side that have been so far unbeaten.
“I think we are better than last year,” Conte told the Corriere dello Sport.
“We played well against Juventus and were not disappointed.”
We played at the start of the season and we knew we were in the Champions League and it was important to play well.
“They’re in the competition, Conte said, but the league’s top four sides are the only teams who can make it to the quarter-finals.”
But we have to be aware of the Champions league.
We have to give everything we have and make the best of this opportunity.
“But the best thing is to be realistic.”
What does it say about Conte and his team?
Here are the key stats to know from their recent form:1.
Antonio Conmeccioni has taken Chelsea to new heights in recent years.
In his first season, Chelsea won the Premier League and Champions League, won the Europa League and finished runners-up in the Bundesliga.
However, they were also relegated from the Champions’ League.
They had a miserable start to this season and Conte was unhappy with how things had gone.
“Conte has done a lot of things in the past few years that have made the team better,” said Andrea Pirlo.
“He’s a coach that has had a very good career at Chelsea, and he deserves to be congratulated for that.”
It’s a great feeling to have a manager who has been there for many years, and it’s something he deserves.”2.
Antonio Pirloa has scored five times in his last three Premier League games.
He’s been one of Chelsea’s main attacking threats this season.
Pirloa scored a hat-trick in the last game against Everton, and is also a goal scorer in all competitions.
The Italian has scored eight goals in all Premier League matches, and four in the Europa Cup.3.
Antonio Bertolacci has scored two goals in the Premier Leagues last two games, and one in the league.
He has been one assist away from a hat trick.4.
Antonio Di Natale has been an unused substitute in all three Premier Leages this season, but he has scored four goals in three games.5.
Diego Costa has scored the most goals in Serie E (25), and he has also been one goal away from tying Lionel Messi for the most Serie A goals scored in a season.6.
Graziano Pelle is a regular starter in Conte ‘s side.
He started in all of Chelsea ‘s matches in 2016-17, and also scored a brace against Milan.7.
The Italian has also started in seven of Conte s first seven matches.8.
Diego Maradona was an unused sub in all four games against Lazio this season because of illness.