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Opinion: Chelsea Could Outshine Manchester City Next Season With This Lineup

Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel in January, only Manchester City has performed better than Chelsea. Despite this, the Blues' coach has strengthened the team's overall success, as they have broken and established numerous records. He hasn't been able to match Pep Guardiola's achievements, however.

Of course, Pep Guardiola's team has been invincible in all competitions this season. After seeing their success against PSG last night, it's clear that Chelsea will have to go above and above to catch Manchester City. Particularly when the Spaniard manager's tactics don't seem to be slowing down.

In the meantime, in the name of fervently planning for the years 2021-2022. With the lineup below, Thomas Tuchel's side could outshine and outperform Manchester City next season. The line-up includes players who have been linked with a move to Chelsea, especially those whom the German coach sees as his best choice for bolstering his squad.

The Spaniards have a wealth of brilliant and talented players, to the point that they have dominated Europe's top five leagues for many seasons. However, with this lineup, Chelsea is likely to outperform them in terms of results, and it would be their turn to rule the Premier League with Tuchel for years.

Here's the lineup:

Goalkeeper - Edouard Mendy

Chelsea, on the other hand, has no plans to replace the Senegalese anytime soon, believing that the goalkeeper possesses the skills and abilities to perform brilliantly. Mendy and Ederson are currently competing in the EPL for the Golden Glove. As a result, with the Senegalese goalkeeper as the Blues' No. 1 goalkeeper next season, Thomas Tuchel's side could be able to outperform Manchester City.

Defenders - Recce James, Jules Koundé, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell

If Chelsea can sign a brilliant and effective center-back, manager Jose Mourinho intends to return to the 4-2-3-1 formation. They've also been linked with Sevilla Koundé, with Silva open to extending his contract at Stamford Bridge. As a result, in order to dominate Europe's top five leagues next season, James will play right-back, Chilwell will play left-back, and the Brazilian and the Frenchman will play center-back. Naturally, players like Zouma, Christensen, and Rudiger will not be included in the starting lineup.

Midfielders - Declan Rice, N'Golo Kante, Mason Mount

If Chelsea is serious about outperforming Manchester City, they will need to improve their midfield. Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho's ups and downs make it difficult for them to rely on them consistently. Rice of West Ham United is still a goal for the Blues, and it's obvious that the Englishman has the ability to turn their midfield. Rice alone plays as a defensive midfielder, while Kante and Mount play as a double No.8 in order to provide a powerful midfield like Pep Guardiola's guys. Rodri, De Bruyne, and Gundogan appear to be the most likely starters for City.

Attackers - Havertz, Lukaku, Pulisic

If Erling Haaland is not signed by the end of the summer, the Blues plan to carry the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge. And, of course, Romelu Lukaku is on fire this season, as evidenced by his Inter Milan performances and statistics. The Belgium central forward dazzles from the No.9 position, while Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic play on the left and right wings, respectively, to create a deep and dangerous frontline.


Lineup - Mendy, James, Koundé, Silva, Chilwell, Rice, Kante, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku, Pulisic.


To summarize, the form shown above is more similar to Pep Guardiola's Etihad setup. And it means Chelsea will finish ahead of Manchester City next season with the current lineup. Thomas Tuchel, like the Spaniard, is obviously brilliant and tactical, since they both have the skill and capability to get the best out of their players.

Can Chelsea outperform Manchester City next season with this lineup?

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