Revert to the usual system

Playing three in midfield successfully stifled Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon but left the club lacking a base from which to attack. Chelsea need to score in the second leg and have been at their most threatening this season when countering in a quartet.

4-2-3-1 was the system used by Mourinho in his side’s away victory over Manchester City, and that game still ranks as their most impressive performance of the season. Reverting to this formation will offer Chelsea the best balance between attack and defence.


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