3. Upgrade the wingback positions
A former Bolton Wanderers reject and a player loaned out three times by his parent club have astounded the footballing world by embracing the new defensive strategy put in place at Chelsea FC. Spanish import Marcos Alonso and a rejuvenated restyled Victor Moses have both been rewarded recently with two-year contract extensions due to the pairs impressive form. As key pieces in Antonio Conte’s tactical revolution at Chelsea FC he has handed the pair possibly the hardest assignment in the 3-5-2 formation.
The pair, superb athletes, have submitted dynamic performances from wingback positions in Chelsea FC’s amazing run at the Premier League title. Alonso and Moses have provided both mobile defensive cover and the vital width in attacking areas. Tactically, the very best European sides will look to take advantage of numerical superiority in the wide areas and exploit the pairs real lack of top class defending ability.
Both players have undoubtedly deserve an opportunity to continue their rise to excellence. However, Conte may look to upgrade in playing personal at such an integral position. Despite only being 24 Mattia De Sciglio has represented Italy thirty times and was a key performer as Conte’s Italy over achieved at the recent European Championship’s dispatching his penalty against Germany to boot in the knock out stages. Consistency is key and De Sciglio has improved his attacking aspect of his game for both club and country.
Closer to home Irish international Seamus Coleman, has once again been in quite brilliant form for Everton for large parts of this season. With a licence to attack under previous manager Roberto Martinez has really knuckled down and has improved his positional sense under new manager Ronald Koeman, leading him once again to be one of the most sought after defensive players in the Premier League and Europe. It has been reported that Paris St Germain and Manchester United are intrigued by the tough tackling Irishman. Coleman, at this point in his career has to add playing top European football to his resume and Chelsea would be able to provide the stage to fulfil his boundless potential. Despite the rebuilding being undertaken by the new Everton owner rumour’s that both manager Koeman and key player Romelu Lukaku are being courted by the biggest teams in the world.
If both leave Coleman may see this as an indication to finally seek to leave Everton. Chelsea must be at the front of a very long queue to purchase the raiding fullback.