Antonio Conte is beginning to mould his Chelsea team into potential title challengers.
The Blues suffered frustrating defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal in the middle of September, this all after three straight wins to start the season.
However, despite a few defensive mishaps in those two games, Conte’s side have recorded three consecutive victories without conceding a goal – the latest of those a 4-0 drubbing of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Sunday.
Their excellent win over United lifted the Blues to fourth in the table, just a point adrift of leaders Manchester City, and Conte’s men will go into their League Cup game against West Ham on Wednesday full of confidence after a fantastic few weeks.
Nevertheless, there has already been speculation about who Conte may look to sign when the transfer window reopens in January, in a bid to reinforce his squad ready for a sustained title challenge into the second half of the season.
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