That’s according to Danny Higginbotham who says the Blues can thank their back line for their league success.
Antonio Conte and his 3-4-3 formation has seen Chelsea win nine games in a row, keeping seven clean sheets in those games.
“Chelsea showed once again that defending is just as important as attacking”
“They were the only one of the top four to keep a clean sheet — that is seven shutouts in the last nine for Antonio Conte’s men.”
Chelsea’s stingy defence, along with Diego Costa’s red-hot form has proved the difference between Conte’s side and their Premier League rivals.
They’ve conceded four fewer goals than Arsenal in second, nine fewer than Liverpool in third and eight fewer than Manchester City in fourth.
Their recipe for success was on full display yesterday as they snatched a 1-0 win over West Brom, limiting the Baggies to pot-shots at goal from distance before Costa continued his steller scoring run with an emphatic finish from a tight angle.