Following the arrival of former Juventus and Italy coach Conte, many expected to see a defensively-focused approach adopted by the blues. However, they were porous in the opening two months of the season, culminating in the humbling 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on the 24th of September.
Since then, the Blues Have Been Impregnable in the Premier League. Conte made a tactical tweak to a 3-4-3 formation for their next game at Hull and they won all six league matches since without conceding a goal.
Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso have been revelatory in their adopted wing-back roles, while Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azilicueta have looked assured in a back three. It has proven to be a master stroke by Conte. And it has helped the Blues move top of the table for the first time since they were crowned champions in May 2015.
Now back-to-back matches against Tottenham and Manchester City will be another measure of their recent Improvement.