PUNDIT EXPLAINS WHY CONTE’S TACTICS WOULD MAKE CHELSEA JOB DIFFICULT FOR NEXT MANAGER

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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.”

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