Inter have made a strong start to the Serie A season under coach Antonio Conte. Conte, who has won Serie A three times as a manager with Juventus, as well as the Premier League while at Chelsea, has instituted the three man defence that served him well at both his top flight title-winning stints. After seven games, Inter have scored the third most goals, behind Atalanta and Napoli, but conceded the fewest, as Conte has built his defence around incoming veteran Diego Godin, talented ball-player Milan Skriniar, and Stefan de Vrij.
Inter’s 3-5-2 usually sees top men up front, Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, with two dynamic midfielders ahead of a sitting midfielder. These are flanked by wing backs, generally Kwadwo Asamoah on the left and Andrea Candreva or Daniele D’Ambrosio on the right. The sitting midfielder, a role in which Marcelo Brozovic has so far excelled this season, is there to drop deeper and help build-up, especially against teams who look to press the centre backs.