Monday September 24 2012
Inter to use three at the back?

Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni is the latest Serie A tactician to be tempted into using a three-man defence.

Following the 2-0 home loss to Siena on Sunday and given the number of centre-backs at his disposal, the Coach is thinking about changing his 4-3-1-2 to a 3-4-1-2 system.

According to reports, Stramaccioni could field Andrea Ranocchia, Cristian Chivu and Juan Jesus in Wednesday’s game at Chievo Verona.

Ranocchia is a doubt at the minute because of a leg injury. If he doesn’t pass a fitness test then Walter Samuel could step in for him.

Napoli, Udinese, Juventus and Fiorentina are just some of the top-flight clubs who now use three centre-backs.