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Pat Nevin thinks Chelsea are making other teams jealous

The Blues hero has lauded his former team for their amazing run which has seen them rack up 12 wins on the bounce.

They crushed Bournemouth 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day to keep them six-points clear at the top of the table.

With Stoke and Tottenham next up for Antonio Conte’s side, Nevin is looking forward to seeing their strength in depth over the coming days.

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Antonio Conte has done a brilliant job this year

“We have enjoyed a level of consistency everyone is jealous of”

Pat Nevin

He told Chelsea’s website: “Up until now in this incredible run it was clear that we have enjoyed a level of consistency everyone is jealous of, not just in results but also in team selection too.

“This will again be tested when we face Stoke City and Spurs in the coming days, but there are clearly now options that others hadn’t considered.

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Antonio Conte’s side are top of the table heading into 2017

“There is going to be some imagination from Antonio needed as the season goes on, but that doesn’t look like a problem right now.

“With no Diego Costa or [N’Golo] Kante, Chelsea needed another way to win [against Bournemouth] and in its execution this frontline of Willian, [Eden] Hazard and Pedro was perfection on the day.

“Of course there was some expectation of going with Michy [Batshuayi] up front and keeping the style the same, but the manager must have looked at the opposition and spotted their weaknesses.

“What it gives us is another option when trying to break down defences and another fear to strike into the hearts of our competitors.”

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/574010/Chelsea-news-Pat-Nevin-jealous