According to Jamie Redknapp, if Antonio Conte leaves Chelsea at the end of the season, any incoming manager would be forced to adopt the back-three style Chelsea have favoured under Conte.
Redknapp believes it would be difficult to change the system to a back four because Chelsea have wing-backs who can’t really play in a back four.
“But I don’t know where they go now, even from a tactical point of view,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“Chelsea work as a back three, so you’ve got wing-backs who can’t really play in a four, so you have to change how you play, unless you bring in an Allegri at Juventus and work with a back three.
“If a manager wants to play with a four, it changes everything you’ve been working on in the past two years. It makes it very difficult to change that quickly, the players here are so used to playing with a three and playing in that manner, it makes it hard if you bring in a manager who doesn’t want to work with those restraints.”