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Three ways Frank Lampard could line up Chelsea after deadline day transfers

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Chelsea had one of the busiest transfer windows of all the Premier League clubs, with seven new signings.

Of course, Malang Sarr headed out on loan to Porto, meaning that he won’t play a part in Frank Lampard’s squad in the 2020/21 campaign.

However, the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva are set to make a real impact in the squad over the course of the campaign.

But how will the Blues line up if they have their best XI available.

4-2-3-1

This is looking like the most likely formation moving forward for Lampard this season, with the Blues looking to get the best out of their front line.

With the ability of N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park, he will be able to offer the defence more stability when the Blues look to attack.

To crowbar the attacking options that Lampard has at his disposal, this is the most effective to get the front four players all working cohesively.

4-2-3-1 is the way that Chelsea have started in three of their four Premier League games so far, but the question is who should start up top.

Tammy Abraham hasn’t had the best start to the season, while Timo Werner is yet to get on the scoresheet, despite some encouraging performances.

Kai Havertz is best in the number ten role, and this formation would bring the best out of him.

Line up: Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kovacic, Kante; Pulisic, Havertz, Mount; Werner.

4-3-3

This was the most used formation last season for Chelsea and it’s something that is likely to be used for the ‘bigger’ games.

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It gives the Blues more of a stability in the middle of the park and gives them the chance to control the match more often.

However, it would likely mean that Mason Mount would drop into the middle of the park, and it could push Havertz wider, with Werner in the middle.

Hakim Ziyech would likely be pushing for a starting place, however Christian Pulisic deserves a chance to be in the first team after his performances last season.

Line up: Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Pulisic, Werner, Havertz.

3-4-3

This formation worked well against Spurs twice last season when they won both matches against Jose Mourinho’s side.

If there is three at the back, then Cesar Azpilicueta should be featuring on the right, with Thiago Silva in the middle and Kurt Zouma on the other side.

It would push Reece James to a wing-back role, with Chilwell playing in the left wing-back position.

With Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori not making loan moves, they could also be involved in the side if needed.

Line up: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Zouma; James, Kovacic, Kante, Chilwell; Pulisic, Werner, Havertz.

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