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Predicting Chelsea’s Line Up To Start Next Season Fitting In Their Latest Signing

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With Chelsea and Antonio Conte looking ahead to a new Premier League season, it should come as no surprise that the Italian is looking to overhaul the squad and one player who has just confirmed a move to Stamford Bridge is N’Golo Kante.

The 25-year-old defensive midfielder was one of the best players in the Premier League last season as he helped Leicester City win the Premier League title and his performances have not gone unnoticed.

The France star was not able to win the European Championship in the summer but Chelsea were in the race to sign him up and the big question is how would the side line up with the talented midfield destroyer in the side?

A powerful midfield with a new formation

The big issue would be which formation Antonio Conte would deploy at Chelsea. Many believe that the former Juventus and Italy manager would bring in his 3-5-2 formation and that could be good news for the likes of Kante, as Chelsea would then be using three midfielders at least to help out the attack.

The back three would then be Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry and possibly Gary Cahill, though Kurt Zouma could very well replace Ivanovic.

The two wing-backs would be a choice between Cesar Azpilicueta, Kenedy or Baba Rahman. Azpilicueta would be a sure shot starter and the only decision that Conte would have to make is which player would join him on the other side.

The real crux of the issue comes in midfield with which three stars playing in the starting XI. While Chelsea could go with Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante, it could then really reduce the chances of players such as Pedro or Eden Hazard from playing and providing the team with an attacking outlet.

The ideal option in midfield would be Nemanja Matic and Kante with Hazard providing the attacking ability that Chelsea need.

The reason to play Hazard over Cesc Fabregas is simply because the pace of the Belgian would help him link up with the attacking duo. That attacking duo has to be Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi. The pair could well be one of the best attacking duos in the Premier League and they will surely provide a lot of problems to most of the defences in the league.

Another way to deal with this would be to play Pedro or Oscar behind the main striker and that could well make it an interesting formation of a 3-4-2-2. Antonio Conte has a lot of options on his hand and whatever formation he does put out for the Blues, it surely will be a great Premier League campaign for them, if he gets his tactics spot on.

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