In 6 games now, the ex-Inter Milan striker has failed to score or record an assist. This is indeed a bad stat for a striker of his calibre.
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With Lukaku's recent dip in form, SportsBlitz.ng thinks that Thomas Tuchel should put him on the bench in tomorrow's UEFA Champions League game against Malmo at the Stamford Bridge.
Though some people might argue that putting him on the bench could affect his confidence, SportsBlitz.ng thinks it's a way of encouraging him to do more on the pitch and also be reminded that his place in the starting XI isn't undisputed.
Chelsea has other attacking options on the bench apart from the 28-year-old star. They include Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, and Mason Mount.
In this article, SportsBlitz.ng will be analyzing ways Thomas Tuchel could explore in setting up his front-line without their record signee. Check it out below:
If Thomas Tuchel’s decides to keep using his favored system of playing with three attackers, he could use the trio of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, and Hakim Ziyech up front.
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In this case, Hudson-Odoi and Ziyech will be charged with the responsibility of creating chances and also opening up spaces for the sole striker in the person of Timo Werner.
This setup looks like a really good idea as it comprises speedy players. This will help a lot in counter-attacks.
Here's an illustration of option A below:
Photo credit: Eleve11 Lineup.
Another option Thomas Tuchel could also explore is to play with the 4-3-3 diamond just like the French National Team.
In this case, Kai Havertz will be used as a supporting striker, that is, a midfielder playing behind two strikers.
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Mason Mount and Timo Werner could be used as the two strikers.
See the illustration below:
Photo credit: Eleve11 Lineup.
Which of these options do you think will work out for Chelsea?
Drop your comments below.
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