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According to Thomas Tuchel, the players are likely to be out for quite a long time. He was quoted as saying, "We have a twist of the ankle with Romelu Lukaku. Muscle injury and hamstrings for Timo. They will be some days out, I guess."
With these players sidelined, Thomas Tuchel will have to explore other ways to set up his attack ahead of the upcoming games.
In this article, Dozo.ng looks at 2 ways Chelsea's front-line could look like without these injured players.
With a lack of natural strikers, Thomas Tuchel might have to ditch his favored '3-4-3' for the '4-2-3-1' formation.
In this case, Kai Havertz will be used as a false 9. This won't be the first time that the German international is playing in that position, as such, he isn't going to have a problem slotting in.
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Complimenting him from the right and left flanks should be Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek respectively.
Mason Mount could take up a position behind the striker, that is, as an attacking midfielder.
Below is an illustration of what we're talking about:
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Thomas Tuchel could also use a lineup that supports 2 strikers just like the 3-5-2 or the 4-4-2.
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In this case, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz could be the main men up front with Callum Hudson-Odoi occupying the attacking midfield position.
See the illustration below:
Image via Eleve11 Lineup
Though the injury to these players is a blow to the team, they should be able to cope without them as they haven't even been lethal enough so far this season.
Which of these options do you think is the best for the club?... Drop your comments below.
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