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Carlo Ancelotti reportedly wants to sign Hirving Lozano and Allan from Napoli next summer, while a move for Everton Soares in January looks unlikely.

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Evolution of Ancelotti's starting formation as preferred choice emerges

The right formation can help a football team achieve unparalleled success.

The perfect set up can elevate a player to the next level while it lets everyone know their role and position so the team functions as one cohesive unit.

This type of understanding can provide any side with an advantage - all working from a common plan, usually off the basis of their manager’s tactics, while it can be effective in counteracting any opposition too.

Click here to read the full story from Connor Dunn

Carlo Ancelotti during Everton training
Carlo Ancelotti during Everton training (Image: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

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