As the Premier League season draws to a conclusion, each and every side would be looking to bolster their squad for the upcoming season. With the campaign that Chelsea have had this time around, the end couldn’t come any faster.

The season has been nothing short of disappointing with legendary coach Jose Mourinho leaving the London club in December after a dismal start to a campaign when they had just lost to eventual champions Leicester City. They were 17th in the league and just a point above the relegation zone.

All this happening to the defending champions is still a mystery as to how a team that just lost three games in the Premier League last season, performed so badly this time around.

With new head coach Antonio Conte coming in, these are the six things which must be done to propel the ex-champions back to where should be; at the top of the Premier League.


1) Choosing a formation and pursuing a set style of play

Chelsea have been users of the infamous 4-2-3-1 formation for years now. Although this formation is decent, it doesn’t offer too much going forward. It also puts defensive pressure on the wingers with Eden Hazard particularly struggling with this bit.

Antonio Conte, on the other hand, is a keen user of the 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 formations. His Juventus team were excellent users of the 3-5-2 formation, which may not be the formation he uses with Chelsea because it hasn’t worked out that well in the Premier League when Manchester United tried using it.

He has used the 4-2-4 formation, which happens to be an aggressive 4-4-2 with great effect in his managerial past, but it is widely believed that he will use the 4-3-3 formation at Chelsea. Conte is a coach who loves to play good football at an intense tempo.

Chelsea are famous for “parking the bus” in crucial games while playing good football against weaker opponents. So it is generally believed that Conte would not park the bus and rather make the team play their best game just like they play week in, week out.


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