The October international break is gradually coming to an end. While for some teams, it has come as a disaster for them because some of their top players have been injured, it has been a blessing for other clubs as they have gotten to learn one or two things about some of their players who have been struggling for form at club level.
One of the clubs around the World who must have seen enough of some of their players that have not been performing well in recent times but impressed during the International break is Chelsea football club. The English club had quite many players on international duty across different continent. However, it is those in Europe that really caught fans attention with scintillating performances, as such, we will analyze in this article one tactical change Tuchel should made after seeing how some of his players performs during the International break.
Chelsea currently tops the Premier League table with 16points from a possible 21. However, despite their impressive start to the new season, the blues have suffered back to back defeat in the league and UEFA Champions League and their performances so far have been shaky, with some of their top players yet to hit top gear. The likes of Kai Havertz, Ngolo Kante, Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku have struggled for form, but looking at the way they performed for the country, it can be deduced that if Tuchel can change his tactics a little, these players could make the difference again, as such we will analyze one tactical change Tuchel should made to his side below.
Since his arrival, Tuchel has always set up his team in a 3-4-2-1 formation with either Abraham, Giroud, or Werner leading the line, however, since the departure of Giroud and Abraham, Chelsea have brought in Lukaku from Inter Milan but the Belgium striker has struggled in front of goal for club lately. In my opinion, I believe Tuchel should switch his formation back to 4-3-1-2 to accommodate the attacking talents in his squad.
The likes of Lukaku, Werner, Havertz and Mount showed what they are capable of doing during the International break and as such have made a case to be included in the starting Eleven for the upcoming fixtures at club level. In truth, if Tuchel can integrate them all into his starting line up, and give Lukaku the freedom he craves for, Chelsea could become unstoppable. One way through which Tuchel can do this is by switching from his more conservative pattern of 3-4-2-1 to a more attacking style of 4-3-1-2 formation.
In this setup, after chosen his preferred back line, Tuchel can have a midfield three of Kante, Jorginho or Kovacic and Mount with Kai Havertz playing just behind the duo of Lukaku and Werner. If the trio of Havertz Lukaku and Werner have the creativity and Energy of Kante, Jorginho and Mount behind them, they will be free to concentrate on the attack and wreak havoc.
It remains to be seen if Tuchel will want to ditch his tried and trusted formation for this one, but if he does, then Chelsea could be too strong to handle for clubs.
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