The appointment of Antonio Conte as Chelsea's next manager is one that opens up a lot of different possibilities for the club. But aside from the fact that the Italian will be in charge at Stamford Bridge next season, we really don't know what else to expect from a Conte-led Chelsea side.
There are many variables at play when hypothesizing about what the team could look like next season. Conte has utilized a three-at-the-back formation ever since his time at Juventus. Having virtually the same back line to deploy for both Juve and the Italian national team obviously helps in picking a lineup. Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, and Leonardo Bonucci all featured for the new Chelsea boss at both levels of play.
The video above, created by Michael Jolley, a UEFA Pro licensed U-21 coach at Burnley, shows exactly how Conte's 3-3-4 system operated during the 2013-14 season at Juventus.
Chelsea have a lack of depth at centerback in the current squad. Perhaps a swap to three at the back wouldn't be possible. But maybe with some moves in the transfer window we could see a shift towards something similar to that Juventus team stylistically. Or not. Who knows? It's still very interesting to see how his teams worked, fleshed out in video form.