Right at the start of the season a lot of the talk here in the Transfer Tavern and indeed on the wider footballing landscape, was that of the amount of top class managers that were set to do battle in the Premier League this season.
We had the likes of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Maurico Pochettino’s stock had risen at Tottenham whilst Man. City and Man. United had bought in Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho respectively.
Finally, then, to really up the ante, Chelsea got Antonio Conte in their dugout and, arguably, he has had the biggest impact on his side since the beginning of the season.
Whilst Klopp and Pochettino, for example, have had longer to implement their styles, Conte has had but a few months to assess his squads’ strengths and make a 3-4-3 tailored to suit them.
Our landlord believes, though, that he may be tempted to switch things up for the visit of Spurs this weekend and reckons this 4-2-3-1 could just do the business, too….
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