cdadmin

Liverpool v Chelsea: Should Antonio Conte stick with three in attack or revert to a midfield three?

After sealing Champions League qualification in midweek, Antonio Conte has a decision to make - stick with the three-man midfield or play...


After sealing Champions League qualification in midweek, Antonio Conte has a decision to make - stick with the three-man midfield or play three in attack against a weak Liverpool defence? 

Chelsea travel to Anfield tomorrow night in the Saturday Night Football at 17:30 and Chelsea need to win the game to keep pace with the league leaders Manchester City who play on Sunday afternoon. A win for Chelsea would put us six points behind Pep Guardiola's side and extend our winning steak in the Premier League to five in-a-row.

In order to do that I personally believe that Antonio Conte will revert to our three-man midfield against Liverpool and have impact players such as Willian and Pedro on the bench if required. This will be tough on Willian in particular after his excellent performance and two goals against FC Qarabag but in light of the defensive issues we had earlier in the season, Antonio Conte will want to maintain defensive solidity heading into the game to deal with the obvious attacking threat Liverpool have.


Priceless memories with 20% off this Black Friday with Art of Football. Check them out here - https://www.art-of-football.com/collections/chelsea
First and foremost we must remain solid defensively so playing the three in midfield gives us that added protection in front of our back three. With N'Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko working hard in the deeper positions win the ball, Cesc Fabregas will once again be given the freedom to play his version of football in tandem with Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.


It's clear that by playing a three-pronged attack with Eden Hazard, Pedro and Alvaro Morata against Liverpool will cause them plenty of problems as we have seen just how shaky they are at the back. The problem we have by doing that is that we have to lose one of the midfielders and heading to Anfield you wouldn't want to drop the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko or N'Golo Kante (will never happen to him in particular) for Cesc Fabregas to play alongside the other. We have seen the defensive limitations the man with the magic hat has and should never be playing in a midfield two in games of this magnitude.

As with any game at Anfield, the pressure will be on the home side to come out and attack us at every single opportunity. The crowd will demand that Liverpool play on the front foot and look to dominate the game. It's because of that the manager will look to bolster our defensive options by playing the three in midfield. If we can quieten the crowd and dominate the ball ourselves, they will become hostile, will complain and it will affect their own players.

Defensively sound is the priority for me tomorrow with the trio of Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata given freedom to go and enjoy themselves once again.

Can Antonio Conte and his Chelsea team deliver the right result? Let's hope so!

Football Betting Odds

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out bettingsitesuk.uk for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses
For the best FREE BETS & hottest sign-up offers; Best Betting Sites UK is the site to visit
Have a break from the footy & play the latest online slots @ bestonlineslotsuk.org.uk You could get lucky!
Check out bestbettingsitesUK.co.uk for the best new football betting offers around.
Chelsea to win the title? Find out what the bookies are offering at a1bettingsites.com your newest online betting site

Twitter

Facebook

Google +

The Football Blog Network

For all the best free bet promo codes head over to Betting Code
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit bestfreebets.org
Learn everything you might need to know about the best bingo sites at topbingowebsites.co.uk in order to play wisely.
Complete list of all free bets in the UK where you can gamble for free but win real money.
Chelsea fans, check out newbettingoffers.co.uk, the most comprehensive guide to all online betting offers on the web!
Check out our guide to the best Online Casino Ratings for the top casino sites and unique bonus offers
Compare the latest betting offers from established or newest UK
bookmakers for upcoming Premier League matches.
Find out the results of our research about best betting sites and
learn what they offer before signing up with a new bookie.
item