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Conte: Tactical Tinkering Paid Off

Antonio Conte is happy with the fact that his risky tactical change paid off in the 2-1 win over Stoke.

Walters cancelled Willian’s free kick opener before the break and it looked like it was going to be square, before Conte switched the formation.

The Italian brought on Fabregas to replace Moses, switching to four defenders and it paid off as Cahill scored three minutes from time to get all three points.

“It’s not the first time – it happened also against Burnley,” Conte said of his tactical tinkering.

“During the game, when you want to take more risks, when you want to try and take three points and not only one, you try to change.

“But, when you change, for sure there is a greater possibility to score the goal but also to concede a goal. You must know this and then sometimes I prefer to decide to risk it to try to take three points.

“In other situations I prefer to keep the result.”

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