Conte happy with formation but says change is a ‘possibility’

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he could alter his formation in future but would want more time between matches in order to make changes.

The Blues’ 13-game winning run was halted by Tottenham, who matched Conte’s 3-4-3 system and came out on top in a 2-0 win.

Conte was bewildered when asked at his post-match press conference if he might now change a formation that has been a huge success for the Premier League leaders.

But the Italian said there was a possibility he could make a change at some point.

Chelsea’s defeat denied them a top-flight record of 14 straight wins

“It is not simple to change the formation in one day, or one week, because it is normal to work in one system and formation,” he said.

“When you change a lot and use different systems, I think it means that you don’t work a lot in this formation.

“Every day you try to improve your system and try to give different solutions with or without the ball. I think we have found a good balance with this formation and we continue.

“It is very strange that you ask me, after one defeat after 13 wins in a row, if I am thinking of changing the formation.

“It is very difficult because I am seeing that, to stop us, the other teams are changing to this formation, no?

“In the future it could happen. But I need more time to work and to change a formation and system. In my mind there is this possibility.”