Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand reveals he wouldn’t want to be part of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s defence, the Express reports.
The Blues back three were all over the place in the 3-0 loss on Tuesday night to Roma. Conte hasn’t managed to settle on the three at the back like he did last season.
Chelsea’s defence including the wing-backs were pulled apart by the Serie A club’s attacking prowess. But when speaking live on BT Sport, the Englishman admitted that he always wanted to know what area of defence he would play in before games.
Ferdinand is quoted by the Express saying:
“I hated it. I hated it, I wanted to know where I was playing week in week out.”
The 38-year-old was part of a formidable partnership at United with Nemanja Vidic.
Our defence last night was anything but that, as our defensive qualities have massively decreased since last season.
Conte can be blamed on team selection and the decision to play Cesar Azpilicueta at right-wing-back was a poor one.
It’s likely that the back three for our game against United on Sunday will change, but for the long term, there has to be some stability at the back.
The Italian will look to find a consistent team selection that brought us the success of last season.