Frank Lampard gave us a clear indication of what formation he will be using this season during our 1-1 draw against Bohemians on Wednesday night.
Chelsea used a 4-3-3 system throughout last season, the exact same setup that Maurizio Sarri enjoyed so much success with during his time as Napoli manager.
However, the Italian was forced to plug round holes with square pegs, which resulted in the players struggling to understand and adapt to his methods.
Lampard looks set to play to the strengths of the squad, using a 4-2-3-1 formation during both halves against Bohemians, despite considerable personnel changes.
N’Golo’s time to shine
We can all agree that following the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, midfielder N’Golo Kante is now the best player that we have on our books.
Though Kante did impress at times playing in the more advanced role that Sarri fielded him in, that’s only due to his supreme quality, he could play anywhere.
Kante’s best position is as part of a two-man midfield, as he has shown at Leicester City, at Chelsea under Antonio Conte and with the French national team.
We do not believe that a single player in the Chelsea squad will benefit more from Lampard’s formation change than Kante, which bodes well for the team as a whole.
Kante is only just approaching what are conventionally considered his peak years, and if he’s playing in his strongest position, he’s the man to build the team around.