How Would Philippe Coutinho Play In Chelsea Team Next Season? (Full Analysis)
Chelsea are now close to reaching an agreement with Barcelona for the signing of midfielder Philippe Coutinho, MySportDab reports.
The 27-year-old has struggled to impress in Spain at Barcelona since leaving Liverpool in 2018.
The Brazilian is currently on loan this season at German club Bayern Munich.
The German giants are now ready to £70m for his transfer to be permanent and Barcelona are desperate to sell fast.
So MySportDab understands he will likely play for an English club again next season.
Barcelona and Chelsea have discussed the possibility of a loan move for next season with a permanent move option.
However, According to Diario Sports, Any deal to sign Coutinho could be done for just £79m in the coming weeks, which means Barcelona will suffer a £66m loss on their key player.
Now, with Coutinho excited to play in England again, Frank Lampard and Chelsea are hopeful he will help them challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.
But how would Coutinho play in the Chelsea system next season? Here are some tactical analysis.
Left In A 4-2-3-1 Formation
Frank Lampard is not yet to exactly find the perfect formation for his team during his first season in charge.
Despite that, he’s tried different formations depending on the opponent the Blues are up against.
But the 4-2-3-1 formation is the most used this season and Coutinho could now play on the left side of a front three just behind Striker Tammy Abraham.
No 10 in 4-2-3-1 Formation
We can all agree that Coutinho prefers to play the No 10 role just behind the striker.
He has played matches in that position for Bayern and it plays a crucial part to his creative game.
Left midfield Of A 4-3-3 Formation
Frank Lampard has used the 4-3-3 forward in some matches this season and Coutinho could just fit in perfectly on the left in the formation.
With his skills, Coutinho will be very advanced on the left side and provide support for the forward.
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