I'm not sure this has been picked up on already but Kenny has really introduced a trump card into our game. By bringing in the 3-2-4-1 that we have played in the last two games and having the 4-5-1 up our sleeves, teams really don't know how to set up against us. So much about the game these days is about nullifying the opponent but under Kenny, the opposition cannot do this, which I think played a big part in the victory over Chelsea. With the 3-2-4-1 formation the 3 progressive centre backs actually end up working as full backs when we are attacking on their side of the pitch. When Reina got the ball against Stoke and Chelsea, Skrtel and Agger created width from the back and left Carra/Kyri in the middle. Johnson and Kelly then created the width and Meireles and the other AM ran their ass off to create space. In defence, the 3 CBs came narrow, the wing backs played as full backs and the CMs closed down any space in the middle of the park, hence 3 clean sheets in a row.
Team against Chelsea
Skrtel Carra Agger
I haven't seen this formation played in this way by any other team or manager. With Carroll and Suarez we have the perfect players for this formation. Carroll plays up top with Suarez replacing Maxi. But the key is that progressive back 5, as long as they concentrate all game, know their role and do their job, we have half the battle won.
The future looks good, I really believe next season will be the best since we came second and could even better that.