Antonio Conte: Luiz Return Fuels 3-5-2 Formation Speculation

Antonio Conte has hinted at reverting to his preferred 3-5-2 formation at Chelsea after revealing that returnee David Luiz will play as a centre-back. 

Antonio Conte The Brazilian returned to Stamford Bridge in a move that made top of the news on deadline day as Conte finally landed the defensive reinforcement he had long desired.



“I think David Luiz is a centre-back, he’s played a lot of games in that position,” Conte said while speaking to the club’s official website.
Anotnio Conte 

“I know sometimes he’s played as a central midfielder but in my mind the idea is to utilise him in the right position which, for me, is centre-back." 

Conte has used a 4-4-2 formation for all of Chelsea’s matches this term. 

He may likely now field a 3-man defence line drawn from the pool of David Luiz joining Kurt Zouma, John Terry, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic – who are all capable of playing at centre-back. - Online Sources 

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