Report: Antonio Conte has different system in mind for Chelsea, transfer strategy influenced by it

Conte seems to want to be an attacking manager next season.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will want his side to play a 4-2-4 system next season, and the transfer strategy will be heavily influenced by it, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

It will certainly represent a change from the current system that has been undertaken at the Blues over the years as, one the face of things, the Italian wants his side to have a lot of attacking presence.

He is hoping that Diego Costa and Eden Hazard will remain at the club and could be part of that four-man forward line. The Mirror also states that it was a system that was used during Conte's time managing Bari.

As a result, it will be interesting to see what kind of transfer window Chelsea will have this summer, but with players like Eden Hazard and Willian, one would think it wouldn't take too much adapting for them to play further forward - if anything they have the talent that should relish it. 

The two central midfielders will need a lot of energy, but as a result, one should expect some strengthening in the forward line as well as the midfield.

It will be fascinating to see if this is implemented during Conte's first pre-season with the Blues, but this is another report that points to a busy summer at Stamford Bridge.

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