Chelsea safe hands Thibaut Courtois has stated the blues upcoming matches will go a long way in determining if Chelsea will be challenging for the premier league title this season. The keeper also revealed that everything is going very well under manager Antonio Conte.
Chelsea will be back in action next week after the International break and they will be in confident and buoyant mood to continue their fantastic run in the premier league that has seen them win five matches in a row including handing defeats to champions Leicester and title rivals Manchester United.
Their good form has been attributed to Conte changing formation to 3-4-3 and the Belgian has hailed his manager and stated he is the best manager he has worked with since working with his former boss Diego Simone at Atletico Madrid.
He said: “I think he is. You can compare their tactical approach. Conte is doing something more with the use of videos But they are both passionate, both also former footballers, who have a winning mentality. You can see that in matches but also in practice sessions. They’re very brief.
“Then you just feel that everyone knows what to do. That’s what has happened in the last few weeks at Chelsea. We play 3-4-3. Everyone knows where a man is free, when you can change from flank to flank or how to put pressure on. At this time, it is all perfect. Next week we will see how it goes.”
Speaking on the upcoming matches for Chelsea Courtois added: “A difficult away game at Middlesbrough then Tottenham and City. This will be a good month for us to see where we stand as Chelsea and if we are a title contender, yes or no.”