Antonio Conte was unveiled as the new Chelsea manager last Tuesday to mixed reviews, but there is no doubting that the Italian has the pedigree to handle the job.

Conte recently enjoyed a three-peat with Juventus in Serie A from 2012-14, including accumulating a Serie A record of 102 points in 2014.

After a short and reasonably successful stint as the manger of the Italy national team, he will depart ‘gli Azzuri' to take up his first managerial position outside Italy.

Conte is arguably Chelsea's most tactically intuitive hire since Andre Villas-Boas. He is also often compared to Jose Mourinho, the man he is succeeding at the Blues, and is in the opinion of some, the hardest taskmaster in world football.

What can Conte do to assure he doesn't lose the locker room as drastically as the Portuguese did at Stamford Bridge?

Besides his at times fiery temper, Conte is perhaps most famous for his 3-5-2 formation, which may require a few changes in the off-season in southwest London.

Conte likes to play with three talented and versatile defenders at the back, two wingbacks further afield, three box-to-box midfielders and two out-and-out strikers.

While he does have plenty of players on his roster that do fit these molds, he may intend to bring across a few of his favourites from northwest Italy that better fit the style he wants to play.

Players that Conte may wish to re-hash in his Chelsea squad include Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonnuci, especially with the departure of John Terry.

Others players that have been linked with potential exits include Nemanja Matic, Eden Hazard, Oscar, Pedro, Diego Costa, Loic Remy, Alexandre Pato and Radamel Falcao. If we see even half these names leave town, Conte has a lot of replacing to do.

Meanwhile, names Conte has been linked to already include Romelo Lukaku, Kostas Manolas, Miralem Pjanic, Antonio Rudiger and Arturo Vidal.

Either way, Conte is a master at teaching his formation, and with the right personnel it would be a surprise to see it not work at Stamford Bridge.

Similar to Mourinho, the 46 year-old is also a master at adapting mid-game to different situations, which has at times seen his team move to a 5-3-2 or a 3-4-1-2.

So just why is there so much criticism of this hire? Detractors point to Conte being too similar to Mourinho, but the Special One managed to bring a Premier League title to southwest London before his exit.

Conte is well known for his outbursts at players whose minds are not 100% on football and winning – he famously tore shreds off his captain Gigi Buffon at Juventus for inquiring about winning bonuses.

Whilst is takes a player with thick skin who is completely focused and determined to win to play for Conte, if he gets the squad he wants, there is no reason for him to fail at Chelsea.

Conte brings experience, toughness, discipline and expert tutelage to his new job – he has been set up to succeed at his new club, he just needs to be given time to do the job.

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