Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel came in and stayed with his three trusted players at the back which actually gave Chelsea some defensive solidity and gave them a compact formation which is fluid and can be good to attack with numbers, as well as to pass defensive containment if necessary.
However, some believe Tuchel will move up to four next season, perhaps if he manages to land one or two of his own goals.
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An adaptation of a 4-2-3-1 is one possibility, or a 4-4-2 that turns and changes during matches. I think he will look to make more use of our current wingers and use an attack with the width as well as the middle.
Based on who Chelsea have in the squad right now, here are some potential rosters Tuchel could use with four at the back.
(4-2-3-1) – Mendy, James, Silva, Christensen, Chilwell. Kante, Kovacic. Pulisic, Mont, Hudson-Odoi. Havertz.
This would allow Mount to play closely alongside the striker and it will often look like a 4-4-2 formation when we get the ball, but Mount will fall into the 10 when we don’t have the ball. ball, and he will also trade a lot with Havertz.
(4-3-3) – Mendy, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Silva, Chilwell. Jorginho, Kante, Mont. Pulisic, Ziyech, Havertz.
It’s also a formation Tuchel has used before, but I’m not sure we would play this without a more traditional style defensive midfielder.
(4-4-2) – Mendy, James, Silva, Christensen, Chilwell. Hudson-Odoi, Kante, Mont, Pulisic. Havertz, Werner.
It would be a more traditional 4-4-2 but it will also see different rallies and shapes during play depending on how the game unfolds.
He can use a lot more adaptations as well, but a lot will depend on who they sign or sell this summer.