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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has already tried three formations during preseason – 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 diamond.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has hinted the Blues will mostly use the 4-2-3-1 formation this season.
Giroud also acknowledged some adaptation to the new formation will be required, as well as familiarisation with new team-mates, but he is sure that Lampard’s approach and indomitable winning mentality will bring success to Stamford Bridge.
Giroud told Chelsea’s official website: “It seems very clear that he wants the best from us.
“He wants to help us improve and he has a clear idea of what he wants to achieve. He’s a competitor, he wants to win every single game.
“We’re working on the tactics when we don’t have the ball and playing this 4-2-3-1 we have to know each other a bit better as well. This was the first time I’ve played with Christian [Pulisic], with Mason [Mount] and with Kenedy so obviously it will take time but we feel good. We believe in the gaffer because he’s the right man for this situation.
“He repeats every day that we have to take responsibility and we have to show personality. He’s insisting a lot on this kind of stuff, playing without fear but with confidence. I think we will learn quickly.”