Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri commands respect on the pitch as he started his disciplinary action by first scrapping Antonio Conte’s formation.

In recent years, many coaches who came after Jose Mourinho adapted to 4:2:3:1 formation as well as the traditional defensive tactics.

Sarri’s predecessor Antonio Conte was a little bit concerned about first transforming his team using same 4:2:3:1 but had to dig deep into his 3:4:3 tactics afterwards.

The players that adapted so quickly were given more playing time, leaving behind players who were struggling with it.

Due to the huge success and series of winning, it was difficult for Conte to change his team as Chelsea’s line-up were so predictable.

Oscar, Ivanovic, Ramirez and Mikel Obi were part of the victims who suffered on the bench, while a few other players went on loan and Willian was battling with Pedro.

Conte lost players that would have helped him save others from fatigue but because it was rosy he didn’t prepare for the rainy day.

We might start seeing a similar version with Sarri: for a coach who didn’t waste time to change his players to follow his own possessive and attacking minded game, we could see a lot more surprises.

Albeit, he made series of changes in the first two matches but it appears that he has finally gotten his main players which means, Fabregas, Cahill, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Victor Moses, Zapacosta and Emerson could start looking elsewhere due to limited playing time.

Though he still manages to play Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley but they normally join in the late hour of the game.

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