Chelsea’s conquest of the Premier League last season means they will be defending their title but this is not expected to come on easy for them as their rivals would have understudied their tactics to get the better of them.
The most significant change brought about by Antonio Conte at Chelsea is the change in formation which is a common feature of Italian football. Chelsea reverted to playing three at the back, after Arsenal taught them footballing lessons in the week 6 EPL game, and that act yielded much success.
The Blues went on a 13-game winning streak that was ended by City rivals Tottenham in January – however, the build up to their winning the title saw them lost only three games and drawing two in the second half of the season.
Ahead of the upcoming season, Chelsea have been linked with a plethora of star players but the only success recorded hitherto is in the signing of Willy Cabellero. But Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Romelu Lukaku are expected to join soon.
And so we bring you line-up with probable new signing.
The place of Thibaut Courtois in-between the sticks cannot be disputed at the moment. He retains his place as the goalkeeper of Chelsea in our line-up.
David Luis was the player at the heart of Chelsea’s defense and his yo-man’s job paid off. I expect him to replicate same form next term. He will be flanked by Antonio Rudiger and Gary Cahil in a back three set up.
Chelsea have had troubles retaining ball possession. The signing of Bakayoko is expected to add creativity in Chelsea’s midfield and fix the ball retention problem. Kante will serve as the midfield pivot, while Bakayoko will play closely to him.
Besides Bakayoko, we will have Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso on the right and left flank respectively.
The future of Diego Costa is uncertain at the moment after falling with Conte. Lukaku will play as the lead attack while Pedro and Hazard will play right behind the striker.