Max Allegri experimented with some new tactics in today’s test match, including a four-man defence and a new trident attack.

The coach has been under fire following recent poor results and had resisted the advice to scrap the 3-5-2 formation.

However, the loss to Udinese seems to have prompted him to finally reconsider and the 4-3-3 was tested out in an open training session in front of 400 fans.

It was a game between ranks, so splitting the squad into two sets, with a defence on one side of Nicolò Fagioli, Federico Gatti, Tiago Djalò and Samuel Iling-Junior, on the other Timothy Weah, Gleison Bremer, Daniele Rugani and Filip Kostic.

The experiment did not end there, as Allegri also used a trident attack, but it was not the one people had been expecting.

Instead, Andrea Cambiaso was moved into a more advanced role with Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa, leaving Kenan Yildiz to play with Arkadiusz Milik and Joseph Nonge with the ‘reserve’ team.

This effectively means there are the players to reshuffle to 3-5-2 without making any personnel changes.

Danilo, Moise Kean, Mattia De Sciglio and Mattia Perin are still out injured, with Alex Sandro only doing individual training work.

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