Chelsea don't have a tactical Plan B? Think again.
As everyone knows Chelsea operates a 4-2-3-1. Did you know Chelsea also has a viable alternative of 4-2-2-2, or otherwise known as plan B. Yes it can be called 4-4-2 but the 2 wide players are not very defense minded.
Romeu has entered the fray. One of the pivot players has to be a bit attack minded. Hazard wins the ball back and wants to enter the AMF zone. Bertrand has a good chance of going down the left flank now.Torres has dropped deeper as well to lure that center-back down. Moses has stuck to his position as Sturridge
disappears off frame.
Here we get a clean picture. The pivot is attack minded now and trying to claw back a goal. Sturridge has told Moses to get back to the right, as Torres resumes his No.9 position. Bertrand loiters around the left side, as Hazard moves in closer to the box to receive a pass. Romeu is falling back as Mikel goes forward. Moses will cut in soon and Azpilicueta needs to provide width , so off he goes.
Skip a minute later and this shows the change in formation. Sturridge and Torres have become our forwards with Sturridge playing behind as a second striker. Mikel has just shifted to the left, and Bertrand notices that and plays a quick pass to Hazard and moves back to the pivot to assist Romeu. Moses has pushed wide and Azpilicueta moves back.
To give a clearer picture, this is 4-4-2 or in my words 4-2-2-2 –