Chelsea fans tell Antonio Conte which formation he should use against Barcelona

Chelsea host Barcelona in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League knockout tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night following their 4-0 win against Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Friday, and Blues fans have urged manager Antonio Conte to play a 3-4-3 formation instead of a 3-5-2 system against the La Liga leaders.

The Premier League holders face the daunting match against the Catalan giants in midweek having played a 3-4-3 system against the Championship side on Friday, but it remains to be seen whether Conte will be willing to go with such an attacking setup on Tuesday.

With Willian, Pedro and Eden Hazard all in form that formation would certainly make more sense if the Italian boss is willing to go for the win, but he could easily line up with three central midfielders in order to give his team more control in the middle of the park like he has previously.

Chelsea fans would prefer to see their team line up in a 3-4-3 formation though, and while one said ‘Conte please 3-4-3 against Barcelona’, another said “might as well have a good go at them with a 3-4-3 and see what we can do”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…