Chelsea have been linked with a move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku all season and according to various reports, the Belgian is close to sealing a return to Chelsea this summer.
According to The Sun, Lukaku’s arrival could signal a change in formation which might see Antonio Conte ditch the 3-4-3 which brought Premier League success for the 4-2-4 formation.
The Sun claim Chelsea could line up next season with both Diego Costa and Lukaku up front in a 4-2-2 formation, an attacking formation which Conte is known to love.
The two-man midfield of the 4-2-4 requires two energetic, aggressive, defensively-minded midfielders with a high level of stamina. N’Golo Kante perfectly fits the bill and Conte is in the market for a midfield enforcer like Monaco powerhouse Tiemoue Bakayoko, Marco Verratti of Paris St-Germain or Roma’s Radja Nainggolan.
I personally have doubts Conte would want to ditch a formation that brought him success for the 4-2-4 which he is yet to try in the Premier League from the start except when he is chasing a game. With Chelsea playing more matches next season, I see Conte rotating both strikers.
Do you think Conte would ditch the successful 3-4-3 for the 4-2-4 formation next season? Let’s know what you think.