How will Chelsea lineup next season? A look at Pochettino’s thrilling 4-2-3-1 formation

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Chelsea have appointed former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach. Pochettino, 51, will take over from caretaker manager Frank Lampard at the end of the season. The Argentine has been out of work since being sacked by Paris Saint-Germain in December 2021. Pochettino is expected to bring his trusted backroom staff of Jesus Perez, Toni Jimenez, Miguel D’Agostino and son Sebastiano Pochettino with him to Stamford Bridge.

From a tactical standpoint, Pochettino’s teams typically play a high-pressing, attacking style of football. They build possession from the back and look to create chances through quick, incisive passing and movement. When out of possession, they press high up the pitch to win the ball back as quickly as possible. Pochettino’s teams are known for their work ethic and intensity which is something the current Chelsea squad might struggle with.

Mauricio Pochettino prefers a 4-2-3-1 formation because it is a versatile formation that can be used to play a variety of styles of football, including his preferred style of high-pressing, attacking football. It also gives him the option to play with two holding midfielders or a more attacking midfield three, and allows him to use his wingers to provide width and create chances, as well as a central attacking midfielder who can link up the play between the midfield and attack. Overall, the 4-2-3-1 formation is a good fit for Pochettino’s tactical style and he has had success with it in the past.

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How will Chelsea lineup in the 4-2-3-1 formation?

Chelsea formation under Pochettino

 

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