Chelsea won the UCL and finished 4th in the 19/20 PL campaign. They will look to finish higher this time after being in the 4th position for almost 2 years now.
After Frank Lampard was sacked in the mid – season the Chelsea board appointed German manager Thomas Tuchel as the next Chelsea manager. In only half a season, he has already won a UCL which is a commendable job due to which the Chelsea board offered him a new contract of 2 years which will keep him till 2022-23. The arrival of Thomas Tuchel has had a big impact on Chelsea. In addition to their shoring defense, they also look like a team with a plan whenever they foray forward. There is a distinct change in the role of players under Thomas Tuchel and the system itself is going through an overall of sorts.
Tactics and Formation:
Instead of using only Timo Werner as their lone striker, he uses Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz or even Christian Pulisic as the winger who would cut inside or a wide forward with Mason Mount as their no.10. As such, there is lot of focus on Chelsea to keep the ball in wider areas.
New Signings and Departures:
As of now, Chelsea have only signed a new 3rd backup keeper named Marcus Bettinelli, who came as a free agent after his spell as a Fulham Goalkeeper.
Chelsea is in need of a new no.9 and they are very close to signing Romelu Lukaku again from Inter for a fee said to be more than 120 million. On the other hand, there is a chance that Emerson Palmieri and Marcus Alonso could leave on a free transfer.
According to various sources, academy product Tammy
Abraham could also leave for Atalanta for a fee around 40 million. Chelsea is also interested to sign a new center back and so they are close to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla but in return Sevilla would get 30 million + Kurt Zouma as they highly appreciate the defender! There is also one rumor as Chelsea are very interested to sign a new midfielder named Declan Rice, but the price tag West Ham is 100 million which is too high for the Chelsea board. Who according to you think Chelsea will sign this summer!?
Players to watch out for:
- Mason Mount:
- Has a very good influence in the team
- Tuchel has a lot of trust in him.
- Was the Player of the Year for Chelsea
- Always helps when the team is in desperate need of him
- Timo Werner
- Had one unlucky season but will make a comeback for sure
- Tuchel is happy but he needs to score more goals though.
- Has the most goal involvements than any other player in Chelsea.
- Could be a great fpl pick.
- Edouard Mendy
- Kept 10 clean sheets in 12 UCL matches.
- Finished 2nd in the Golden Glove race just behind
- Came in mid season but has been outstanding since then
- Also a great fpl pick.
WILL CHELSEA WIN THE UCL AGAIN? IF ALL THE RUMOURED SIGNINGS HAPPEN THEN CAN THEY WIN THE TREBLE?