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Chelsea should persist with new formation against champions

Chelsea beat Hull 2-0 last week, with a slow performance that improved as the game went on. Perhaps the most notable element of the game was the fact that it was the first in which manager Antonio Conte had his side set up in the 3-5-2 formation that he’s been known for using before.

While it took Chelsea until the second half to truly get going, the formation shift worked, and Conte should stick with it in this weekend’s fixture against Premier League champions Leicester.

Victor Moses is well suited to the right wingback role, where he can use his strength and speed while still being well covered by experienced defenders.

It also provides an opportunity for striker Michy Batshuayi to break into the side. The Belgian has been unable to bypass Diego Costa, who is in great form. A 3-5-2 provides the opportunity to play the two together – a frightening prospect for opposition defences.

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