Antonio Conte is well known for using a 3-5-2 formation and repopularising it back on the European scene and it's proved more than effective during his title-winning spells with Juventus, Chelsea, and most recently, Inter Milan.
This formation offers tactical versatility, with Conte showcasing how his teams can line up in a 3-5-2 and switch to 3-4-3 while attacking, or a 5-4-1 while defending and all you have to do is look at how Chelsea won 30 of 38 league games and went on a run of 13 Premier League wins in a row to see how successful this can be.
He also had the third-highest points per game ratio for a manager in the Premier League, behind only Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola and his 93 points in the title-winning season with Chelsea, Conte secured 93 points, which only Jose Mourinho bettered beforehand. Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have since bettered this.
For Conte, a typical matchday lineup would have consisted of a defensive three made up of Gary Cahill, David Luiz, and current Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta. The heart of the midfield five consisted of defensive-minded duo N’Golo Kante and current United midfielder, Nemanja Matic, as Spanish playmaker Cesc Fabregas linked up the play between midfield and attack where Paul Pogba found success at Juventus under Conte.
On the flanks, the Italian made use of defensive wingbacks in the shape of Victor Moses on the right and Marcos Alonso on the left. With all this in mind, we take a look at who is set to win and lose if Conte comes in.