Hello, this is my first fanpost on WAGNH. I want to debate about the possible formation that might be used next season for Chelsea. I think that the most two formation used will be 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. But which one will be used primarily. Firstly, I took a look at each on primarily:
This is what I think will be our lineup next season. However, the players don't matter, apart of the 3 AMs and the MC. But more on that later. The main reason for us using a 4-2-3-1 was because of our 3 attacking midfield. This formation allowed Oscar, Willian, Hazard etc to interchange positions throughout the match, making it harder for our opposition to pick them up. But how would this suit our transfer signings? The most obvious question is Fabregas. According the Squawka, he made 32 tackles for Barcelona, along with 17 interceptions and 24 clearances. This is less than Oscar who made 49 tackles, 28 clearances but 0 blocks. This is probably due to the fact that Chelsea played a more defensive-minded game to Barcelona more possession-based game lased season and that Oscar played as a number 10 last season in comparison in Fabregas number 6/8 position. I know most people believe in playing Fabregas in the pivot, but I believe that it should be Oscar in the pivot. However, I kept the lineup as it is as this is my opinion and no Mourinho's. The advantage of the 4-2-3-1 is that it allows us to use our attacking midfielders to their full potential, not only at senior level but at youth level with players such as Izzy Brown and Jeremie Boga (apologies for any misspelling). It also should suit our other new signing Diego Costa. He can be used as a target man and an advanced forward, getting on both the end of crosses and through-balls. the formation shouldn't matter a lot for Flipe Luis, as he will still be performing his normal duties as a full- back. Overall, 4-2-3-1 performs defensive secure as well as allowing our attacking midfielderss to roam. However, there is another formation.......
There has been talk of using another formation: 4-3-3. I personally think that this should be our new formation against defending temas who park the bus. In my formation I have include both Oscar and Fabregas, but only if Oscar can fulfill the role I plan for him. It could easily be Ramires or Pogba (
probably hopefully). In my midfield three, I would plan to use Matic as my deep-lying destroyer. This could enable him to use him long passing and vision. Then I would have Pogba Ramires Oscar as my box-box midfield. This would actually help Oscar as it would deviate away from his passing ability and more on his tackling and shooting abilities, which I think are better. I would use Fabregas as my playmaker, free to play his through-balls and lobbed passes. Further up, Hazard, Willian, Schuerrle and Salah would be my wingers. Hazard and Salah would be inverted wingers, but htat would suit Salah more than Hazard. The problem is that be using Hazard on the winger you are wasting his passing, but it would increase his dribbling and shooting, which everyone wants Hazard to do. Willian and Schuerrle would be our wide winger, however again I feel that Schuerrle will adapt better than Willian. Before we signed Fabregras, I ha plans for Willian to be used in a central position in a 4-3-3 as I think his passing, stamina and speed could be used as a box-box midfielder. However, with the signing of Fabregas, Willian will have to adapt on the wing. Up front, strikers like Lukaku and Costa will be used more as target men, which may be a problem for Costa as he doesn't use his bulk and strength well, but I feel in time he will.
Overall, I think 4-3-3 would significant a new era of Chelsea football and help to produce a sliver season. Tell me what you think