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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has shown how Chelsea are going to play next season as the Blues lined up in a 4-2-3-1 system.
Many were wondering whether Lampard will play a 4-3-3 system or 4-2-3-1, and the new Chelsea boss fielded a 4-2-3-1 system.
Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri used a 4-3-3 system all through his time as Chelsea boss, but Lampard lined Chelsea in a 4-2-3-1 system which is what he’d most likely use next season.
For Sarri, Jorginho sat at the base of a three-man midfield and was solely responsible for bringing the ball out from the back. Lampard, however, opted for a double pivot, with Danny Drinkwater and Ethan Ampadu starting the game deep in midfield.
The Chelsea side looked slick and sharp, playing with an attacking intent as they moved the ball quickly, except for a couple of players who tended to dally long on the ball. Lampard’s offensive style is quick attacking movement and the Chelsea players tried to play that way.
Chelsea fans took to social media to reveal that they were happy the Blues will return back to the 4-2-3-1 formation which was last used by Jose Mourinho.
A Chelsea fan tweeted: “4231 lets goooo.”
“So back to 4231 era under Lampard then,” another supporter wrote.
“I wants more Kante/Jorginho pivot next season tho.”
“Drinkwater and Kanté double pivot 19/20,” tweeted a third. “Batshuayi 20 goals 19/20.”