As a result of Chelsea's 1-0 loss to Juventus on Sunday, they have now dropped to the bottom of the Premier League after two games. The Blues had high hopes after beating Zenit in their first group match, but Thomas Tuchel's team found it difficult to go top of the group.
With only one shot on target, the current Champions League holders lost against the past European champions. Chelsea had a reputation for being unstoppable, but recently they've had some difficulties.
On Saturday, they fell to Manchester City in the Premier League and again on Wednesday night in Italy. Tuchel has a solid group of players, but they aren't a complete one, and that could be the toughest challenge for him going forward..
He's been employing a defensive approach because he lacks a creative midfielder who can generate more chances for his team when they are in a bad situation. They have usually attacking with full-backs but it does not work all the time given they have been utilizing Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho as their midfielders but they have not been imaginative enough.
Although Tuchel brought in Saul Niguez, the attacking midfielder is not a natural fit for his team. As a result, Tuchel's squad is solid, but it is missing a reliable number 10. Mason Mount is capable of filling that role, but he has recently been relegated to the secondary.
To be fair, the 22-year-old English attacking midfielder isn't as gifted with the ball as some of the game's top creators like Luka Modric or Thomas Muller. However, with more game time under his belt, the youngster could develop into one of those players. When it comes to defense, Chelsea is strong, and they also have a talented striker. to win big games like against Juventus, they just need an effective defender to play behind the striker.
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