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CIES Football Observatory recently published a stat regarding Chelsea‘s ‘conservative strategy’ under Antonio Conte this season.

An official statement read: “Weekly Post number 191 of the CIES Football Observatory presents turnover strategies followed in domestic league matches of the 2016/17 season by clubs from 27 top division European leagues. Chelsea FC holds the record for the highest percentage of minutes played by the 11 most employed footballers: 85.5%. Conversely, Manchester United is among the 50 clubs with the highest turnover rate”.

Chelsea stand on top of highest percentage of minutes played by the 11 most employed footballers, with Premier League rivals Tottenham on 11th position. Also West Bromwich Albion are mentioned as they produced an 81% percentage, while former Blues’ manager José Mourinho followed a totally different strategy.

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The CIES Football Observatory has released today their latest ranking of most valuable footballers in the world. Eden Hazard came in the second place ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. The winner once again proved to be Lionel Messi.

The Football Observatory is a research group within the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a private foundation affiliated to the University of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland.

The CIES calculates transfer values based on an econometric algorithm that takes into account player performance, age, position, contract duration and results achieved by their team.

Eden Hazard quite suprisingly has been clasified higher then Cristiano Ronaldo. However the position might be understandable considering winning The Premier League Championship, PFA Player of the Year Award and ESPN FC top 50 Players in the Premier League rank.

It seems that the only prize missing is the Balon d’Or.


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