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Chelseas defensive prowess of late has been typified by David Luizs resurgence under their new formation, according to Jamie Redknapp. Cam Talbot Jersey . A 3-0 loss to Arsenal prompted manager Antonio Conte to rethink his tactics, and Chelsea now sit fourth in the table having picked up four wins and four clean sheets in the Premier League since opting for three centre-backs.Luiz has played in the middle of Chelseas defensive trio during this run, most recently their 2-0 win at Southampton on Sunday, and Jamie Redknapp admitted the Brazilian has transformed under Conte. Graeme Souness says Chelsea produced a near perfect away performance in their win over Southampton 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 theres 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 - Im scared to say it - like a serious defender. Youve got him buying into it as well, and that was a problem for Chelsea for many years. But when hes like that, he looks the real deal. Southampton 0-2 Chelsea highlights Questions were asked as to where Luiz would fit in following his Deadline Day move from Paris Saint-Germain, with even Conte admitting that he was a surprise purchase.However, Luiz has started the last eight games for Chelsea in all competitions, benefiting from John Terrys ankle injury which he sustained against Swansea in early September.During the match against Southampton, Sky Sports Gary Neville said Conte is finally getting the best out of Luiz by playing him in a back three. Antonio Conte believes Chelseas hard work is paying off after they secured another victory and clean sheet in their Premier League win over Southampton Neville added that the change in Chelseas overall mentality is noticeable, highlighting Luizs diversion from playing it out from the back.This Chelsea team have not made a mistake today, theyve not put a foot wrong, said Neville. The concentration and focus is there but the clean sheet mentality is the big thing for me, and its there right through the team these past few weeks. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Even Luiz is kicking it into the stand when two years ago he might have done a Cruyff turn and tried to beat the attacker.Playing three centre-backs is very much the Italian way, but Conte originally appeared reluctant to implement the tactics he used in Italy when arriving in England this summer. Luiz has started every match since John Terry was injured in early September However, Chelsea have settled into the new formation comfortably and are now reaping the rewards, sitting one point behind league leaders Manchester City - who are ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal on goal difference.Chelsea have defeated both Manchester United and Southampton recently despite having less possession, but this new style may not be appreciated by everyone, according to Graeme Souness.They play a brand of football which wont be everyones cup of tea, Souness said after the Southampton match. But that was a near-perfect performance away from home. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte embraces Diego Costa after the win against Southampton No one comes to Southampton and has an easy ride, but Chelsea nullified them and limited them to just one shot on target. It was a very impressive performance.Theyre happy with that back three - a back five when they dont have the ball - to sit there and say come on, show us what youve got, and theyre dealing with whatever is being thrown at them.Its counter-attacking football and thats very Italian, and when I played in Italy, we would be shocked after losing games 1-0 despite having most of the ball. Thats the feeling teams will have when playing this side. Also See: Soton 0-2 Chelsea As it happened Chelsea video Chelsea fixtures Patrick Maroon Jersey . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. Jordan Eberle Jersey . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. RENTON, Wash. -- For the first half of the season, Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defensive line were able to create havoc, getting into the backfield and making opposing quarterbacks aware of their presence.Through eight games, Seattle had recorded 27 sacks and at one point Avril was leading the NFC in sacks.But for the past five games, the pass rush and the ability to sack the quarterback has gone missing. And as Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed in Sundays 38-10 thumping of the Seahawks, if given enough time due to the lack of pressure its possible to find holes in Seattles secondary.I am concerned about that. We would like to get those numbers back to going like they were, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.Over the past five games, Seattle has just five sacks, highlighted by the complete lack of pressure on Rodgers. Seattle recorded one sack -- late in the third quarter when Rodgers fell down -- and had just three quarterback hits. The lack of pressure allowed Rodgers to pick apart Seattles secondary to a passer rating of 150.8, the highest ever allowed by the Seahawks since Carroll took over.Its a growing concern not so much for the final three weeks of the regular season when Seattle faces the other three NFC West teams, all headed for losing seasons, but whether it will be an issue when the postseason arrives.Im disappointed in that because our numbers were rolling just before in the last few weeks, Carroll said. In this game, we tried to keep him in the pocket and we did and he hung around and made the most of it. He did a great job, talking about Aaron (Rodgers). We were surprised coming out of the game that we werent able to get him down.While the Seahawks were upset with the lack of penalties called on the Green Bay offensive linee, the trend was pointing downward in pressures for the previous few weeks. Benoit Pouliot Jersey. Seattle had two sacks each in wins over New England and Philadelphia, but was shut out in a loss at Tampa Bay and a blowout win over Carolina. If not for Rodgers falling down, Seattle would have gone three straight games without a sack for the first time under Carroll.Avril had a huge month of October and second-year defensive end Frank Clark played extremely well in the weeks that Bennett was out with a knee injury. But in the past few weeks, their impact has diminished. The trio of Avril, Bennett and Clark has a combined 10 quarterback hits and one sack in the past four games.Seattle does not blitz extensively, putting most of the onus on the defensive line to get to the quarterback. In passing situations, Seattle has regularly chosen speed over size, using Cassius Marsh and Bennett on the inside, with Clark and Avril rushing from the edges. Its worked in stretches this season, but not recently.Theres no excuse. Weve got to get there, Avril said. (Green Bay) did some good things stalling us out in a sense. There are so many things you could blame it on but at the end of the day Im a professional athlete and I get paid to get to the quarterback. I have to get to the quarterback no matter the circumstances.Game notes Seattle placed FB Will Tukuafu (concussion) and RB Troymaine Pope (ankle) on injured reserve and signed RB Kelvin Taylor and LB Ronald Powell to the 53-man roster. Taylor had been on Seattles practice squad briefly earlier this season. 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