Antonio Conte’s Strange Plan To Beat Man United

Antonio Conte has a few ideas about how to get Chelsea back to the top of the table. And they don’t involve Eden Hazard, Michy Batshuayi, or N’Golo Kanté. But they do involve outlawing ketchup.

As part of his plan to reform Chelsea, Conte has instituted new nutritional guidelines by outlawing some of players’ favorite foods. Pizza, pop, brown sauce, and ketchup have all been banned.

It’s quinoa and kale for the Blues boys from here on out.

Probably a good policy – you wouldn’t fill a race car up with regular 87 octane from the pump. So why would you fill Eden Hazard up with a slice of pepperoni? He is a race car, when you think about it.

Back in the olden days, when you smoked cigarettes before the game and had a pint at halftime, you could probably win the Premier League with a team that only ate pub food.

But it’s 2016, and nutrition has become an integral part of the fitness regimen.

Curious, then, that Claudio Ranieri used the promise of pizza to jumpstart Leicester City’s historic season last year.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

If Conte wants to improve on last year’s 10th place finish and contend for a top 4 spot, he’ll have to do a lot more than declare pizza haram.