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BREAKING: Tuchel May Switch Formation Next Season Based On Chelsea Reported Summer Plans

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has mostly utilized a two-man midfield system since taking over a year ago, but depending on the club’s stated summer transfer ambitions, he may have to change his tactics.

 

Tuchel’s concept is quite apparent right now. N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, and Mateo Kovacic are his three major midfield choices.

 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Saul Niguez, for example, provide backup when needed.

 

According to the newest story from The Telegraph, the midfield dynamic could shift next season.

 

 

 

Conor Gallagher, who is presently on loan at Crystal Palace, is expected to return to Chelsea and compete for a starting spot.

 

The 22-year-old has now scored seven goals and provided three assists for Selhurst Park this season.

 

With the exception of Mason Mount, he has scored more goals than any other Chelsea player in the same competition.

 

Chelsea’s pursuit of West Ham’s Declan Rice and AS Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni was also highlighted in the article.

 

These are obviously not the types of players they’d sign as backups.

 

In addition to Saul’s expected return to Atletico Madrid, the Blues will reportedly listen to offers for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley, which would free up space in the squad. These reported plans suggest a formation change.

 

A two-man midfield, or “double six” formation, as Tuchel characterized it, would have too many midfielders.

 

Not to mention the possibility that Mount, who has primarily played as a forward under Tuchel, will return to his preferred position as number eight.

 

In Tuchel’s 3-4-3 system, many Chelsea strikers struggle.

 

 

Tuchel’s 3-4-3 system has been a resounding success. While it appears to be a good fit for many Chelsea defenders, it does not appear to be the situation at the other end of the field.

 

The fact that only Mount (seven) has scored more goals in the Premier League this season than their designated penalty taker, Jorginho, is definitely a cause for concern.

 

Chelsea may have to take more risks defensively and put more people in the final third in a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 configuration to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool’s amazing consistency in the league.

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