Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had his first taste of the dugout when he led the club to a pre-season friendly against Irish side Bohemians on Last Wednesday.
The game which ended in a 1-1 draw gave the public an idea of what sort of formation and tactics that the club could employ next season.
The former England international lined the team in a 4-2-3-1 formation reminiscent to the sort of tactics that Jose Mourinho utilizes. Lampard played a double pivot in the midfieldconsisting of Danny Drinkwater and Ampadu which suggests that he could be open to a two man midfield.
Drinkwater in particular has fallen out of favour since making his switch two seasons ago but could prove relevant in this new formation.
The former Leicester midfielder excelled in that position alongside Kante when the Foxes won the League title in 2016.
This means that Kante would be back to his favourite position alongside Jorginho or Kovacic in a deeper role.
Jorginho is an interesting proposition in all of this as the former Napoli midfielder would have to adapt to a new change of formation. Having played at the base of the midfield last season, it would be intriguing to see how he adapts to a new role.
Jorginho is talented no doubt and should be able to make the change to a midfield two seamlessly.
Belgium forward MichyBatshuayi has made a quick claim for a starting berth scoring the first goal in the Frank Lampard era.
The 25-year old has the best opportunity to become the major forward for the club as Olivier Giroud is not expected to play a starting role next season.
It would be interesting how this pans out in the next few weeks as the Blues play more friendlies against quality opposition.