Toughest test after toughest test has been passed by Chelsea and the 3-4-3 that's making waves, but now it's time for the true toughest test, the true true toughest test, the one, if passed, would surely open the floodgates on the pent-up reservoir of title-talk snowmelt. You know, the one that's been building and accumulating since Mourinho's little horses looked to have established a brand new Chelsea dynasty for all the ice ages.
But that was two years ago and while a surprisingly few number of little horses were put out to pasture (bye, Ramires!), the new Chelsea guard is the work-fight-improve crew, all hustle and bustle and talent where it counts, playing a brand new tune that's really nothing new but still feels like one after our souls were sucked dry by the 4-2-3-1.
There's more to football than just the formation of course. Conte may have found his winning formula for now and he may be intent on playing it as long as it keeps winning, but perhaps you'd prefer a proactive approach. Perhaps a change or two could be in order to spring a slight surprise on Guardiola's men?