According to pundit Danny Murphy, playing 3-5-2 makes Chelsea more vulnerable. Murphy believes the players do not look comfortable playing the 3-5-2 formation.
“The 3-5-2 formation has suited Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata in some games, but not enough for me – and it makes Chelsea more vulnerable,” Murphy wrote on Standard Sport.
“I thought 3-4-3 was fine. They do not look as comfortable in this new system and the players do not look as happy playing it.
“It means at times you have Willian and Pedro both sitting on the bench, which is ridiculous because they are such quality players.
“Conte has to be responsible for that, irrelevant of what players have come in, because he could have played Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante as a midfield two and then let the front three cause damage with the wing-backs.
“Conte might argue it is better suited to Morata because he plays differently to Diego Costa, but I personally think a 3-4-3 would help Morata more.”