New ways, New stars, New sport for Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea add more talent to the squad as the manager works hard on tactics
The German head coach of Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, gave the candidates of the Premier League an alarming signal by starting the preparation for the season in a stylish manner. The game was played with the championship team Peterborough under closed doors at the Cobham training ground.
Chelsea scored a stunning 6-1 win over the guests as the manager tried some new experiments for the next season. Tuchel used an unusual back four, with the emphasis on wide full-backs instead of full-backs.
The strange formation resembled his rule in Paris. Tuchel used the 4-2-4 formation in Paris Saint-Germain. The formation can also transform into a rare 4-2-2-2 formation with four indirect attack options on the front lines. (Soccer London)
The Peterborough win shed some light on the club’s future as the Blues anticipate the summer transfer window. The change of tactics explains her focus on the domestic fight after the coronation in Europe.
Meanwhile, Chelsea made their first summer window signing. 19-year-old Albanian international Armando Broja signed a five-year contract with the Blues. He played his first game under Tuchel and scored one goal.
However, line of scrimmage confusion still reigns in West London. The manager is confused with the talents and changing tactics can solve the puzzle for him. Also, the ongoing experiment will determine the future of Chelsea’s great talent.
What does Thomas Tuchel suggest?
Chelsea are still roaming the transfer market in search of the market’s hot picks. This also includes the much-discussed Erling Haaland deal. The coach can dream of a lush line of scrimmage next season if the Norwegian changes for the club.
Though the line of scrimmage had many options. But securing the game minutes for these options is a challenge for the German boss. Moroccan ace Hakim Ziyech’s hat-trick against Peterborough may take care of questions about his future at Chelsea.
Meanwhile, English duo Chelsea Tammy Abraham-Callum Hudson-Odoi got a glimmer of hope after seeing the coach’s strange formation. Both players were mentioned in the Erling Haaland deal to manage the finances for the big transfer. (Express)
But the new terms seem to involve players with a different game plan. The front four can easily change the opponent’s focus and the full-backs in the flanks can continuously monitor the situation in attack and defense.
Even if the trustworthy defense that Tuchel had used last year dominated the ball and the midfielders got more attention in the formation. The new formation includes the pair of two in midfield with an even more threatening character.
The new system is being tested and the coach identifies his most pressing options for the next season. The transfer market is still active for them as they can sign more players. In addition, some of the players will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer to seek more minutes of play. That too can help Chelsea’s transfer plans.