Jamie Redknapp feels Chelsea’s recent defensive prowess is due to David Luiz’ resurgence under their new style of play.
Following a 3-0 loss to Arsenal, Conte switched tactics to three defenders and Chelsea has gone on to record four straight wins and clean sheets in the EPL.
Luiz has played at the heart of the defending trio, and Redknapp has praised his transformation under Conte.
“There is a hunger about this Chelsea team,” said Redknapp. “The manager has brought that in and the players are buying into it.
“Every single player on that pitch is working hard and there’s a desire about them again. Conte has got them so well drilled. Everybody knows their job when they have the ball and it suits them defensively as well.
“Luiz looks – I’m scared to say it – like a serious defender. You’ve got him buying into it as well, and that was a problem for Chelsea for many years. But when he’s like that, he looks the real deal.”