Juventus may have upgraded their attack significantly in the summer, but they failed to address something that they were accused of last season in Europe—an overreliance on the 3-5-2 system.
Antonio Conte does have tactical variety, having started his tenure at the club with the 4-4-2, which was interpreted by some as a 4-2-4.
Quite soon, though, it was clear that the 3-5-2 system best suited the players at his disposal, and it has been a huge success.
However, given its lack of use in Europe—particularly the Champions League—it was unclear whether it could translate to the European game.
After squeezing through the group stage on top, facing a weak Celtic side and then finally being eliminated by a formidable Bayern outfit, it was still unclear how successful it had been.
Conte appears willing to experiment with a 4-3-3 formation that he used twice against Real Madrid this season, but the players required to use this system on a more regular basis are not available to him.
Simone Pepe's injury has particularly harmed Conte's ability to switch formations more regularly, as there are a real lack of advanced wide players in the squad.
Next summer, it will be clear that wingers will be the priority in the transfer market, which will then enable Conte to chop and change his tactics dependent on the competition or opposition.