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JUV 1-0 CHE: The 3 things missing in Chelsea's game-play since Lukaku got signed

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Chelsea had their second loss of the season yesterday during their game with Juventus. The match ended 1-0 in the favour of Allegri's team.

Chelsea fans really thought that the entrance of Lukaku into the team would make them to play at a higher level but they seem to be seeing the opposite.

Chelsea's current problem lies in their attack, they fail to produce much chances, this makes the opponent teams to defend and target counter-attacks.

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Chelsea created much chances last season, there probem that same season was that Timo Werner misses a lot of those chances but the blues kept getting a win.

Recently, Chelsea no longer create much chances and that is because of Lukaku's pattern of play.

Chelsea's game play have really lost 3 major things since Lukaku got signed. These 3 things are :

Tight marking

Last season, Chelsea marked their opponents tightly. Players like Mason Mount, Timo Werner and N'golo Kante have the energy to mark the ball for full 90 minutes.

Tight marking makes the opponent team to get confused when making decisions and that mostly leads to miatake of the opponents.

Recently, Romelu Lukaku does not mark well like Timo Werner.This gives opponents the space to explore their pattern.

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Chelsea attackers were not rigid because they played kai Havertz at false 9 and then Timo Werner at the wing. This makes it difficult to see one player in one position for too long.

This has changed since Lukaku got signed, he is always at the striker's position and that makes it difficult for other players to switch positions.

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Accurate counter-attacking approach

Since Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku, their approach to counter-attacks reduced. Last season, Timo Werner helped Chelsea to complete many counter-attacks.

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