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Chelsea were stuck with a 4-3-3 formation all through last season under former boss Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri came along with Sarri-ball to the Bridge and a lot of emphasis was placed on keeping the ball. Chelsea had lots of possession last season, but chance creation came a bit too few, and it’s a system that frustrated the Chelsea fans who couldn’t wait to see the back of the Italian.
Chelsea moved to make Frank Lampard succeed Sarri, and one thing is one Lampard’s mind – success.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he’s happy with Lampard’s coaching method and the other Chelsea players feel same way. The Frenchman also revealed that the side has been training on two formations ahead of next season – 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1.
“It’s very interesting what we are doing in training,” the striker said.
“The training sessions are very nice. I was talking with the boys about that. It’s all about being well prepared physically, but tactically also.
“The shape of the team maybe will change from last season. We might be able to change in a game. We can swap between tactical shapes.
“The gaffer wants to work on a 4-2-3-1 and the 4-4-2. It’s a good point because it’s important to be able to adapt to the opponent. He doesn’t stick to one idea and he is open minded.”