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After Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea won the league in 2014-15, he didn’t make it to Christmas of the following campaign, departing with the club languishing in mid-table. Claudio Ranieri followed Leicester’s extraordinary title triumph in 2015-16 with an even more disappointing campaign domestically, lasting until February, and now last year’s triumphant manager, Antonio Conte, has spent much of 2018 so far flirting with the sack. Not since Manchester United in 2007-08 and 200809 has the title been retained.
Over the last few days, Antonio Conte has been putting on practice matches in Chelsea training that have involved a few different formations, and certainly no fixed XI. The Italian had, as of Tuesday, still not made a fixed decision over the one factor that remains unknown about the Champions League second leg with Barcelona, and that his club hope can yet add some uncertainty to this tie: that is whether to play the much-debated false-nine.
After holding La Liga champions-in-waiting Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea head to Spain on Wednesday in a bid to progress into the next round of the Champions League knockout stages.Antonio Conte will be feeling aggrieved that his side don’t go into the match with a greater advantage after Willian,