Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole says that he was sceptical about how the 3-4-3 formation of Antonio Conte would work with the blues.
The former Juventus manager was appointed as the permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho in the summer. He was widely expected to bring the 3-4-3 system to English football once again. It was a preferred choice for managers a few decades ago, but it has been replaced by several formations since then. Conte did not prefer the system early on in his managerial career, but a famous victory over Walter Mazzarri’s Napoli led him to believe in the system more than anything else.