The International break is upon us and with it comes a halt to the regular league matches fans are used to. There are interesting matches to look forward to but among all these are some issues that will be laid bare due to the absence of club football.
One of these issues is the fact that the Chelsea team is not strong enough to be considered a winning team or even a title contesting team. Why this is so will be explained in detail below.
As we all know, this Chelsea team is not one heavily reliant on individual players. People have cultivated the belief that they function as a team and not as individuals, but it is my opinion that this is not true. The Chelsea team might be a well oiled offensive and defensive machine but their success should be attributed mostly to their coach.
Thomas Tuchel has done a lot of work for this team and while it will not be fair to disrespect him it will not also be right to give him utmost importance in a club like Chelsea. This International break will allow us to view these players under different circumstances and see whether they perform as good as people believe them to be, or whether the lack of their teammates to cover up their errors will become an issue.
It will be disappointing to discover that Chelsea players put in average performances for their national team's while coming back to club football to winning games under Thomas Tuchel. This should attribute most of their success to the coach and a club that is too reliant on the coaching tactics cannot truly be considered a winning team.
As it is with most things in life, there is bound to be a solution. At a point people thought Juventus 3 man defence was impenetrable, the same thing with Liverpool after their Champions League win, they were thought to be undefeatable, but time has proven that every problem has a solution.
The same can be said about Thomas Tuchel's tactics style. It is thought to be difficult to beat right now but a time will come when many clubs will have gotten used to his style and developed an antidote for his gameplay, and that time he will need to rely on the brilliance of his own players.
If these players can't prove themselves now, what's to say they will do so when the time is utmost. The International break will reveal whether this could end up being the case or not. A candid piece of advice from me will be to watch out for Chelsea players this break to see whether they are capable of leading the team should Tuchel's tactics backfire.
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