How does Tuchel plan to arrange his new reinforcements in Chelsea?

With just a little over a week left for the Premier League to officially kick off, Thomas Tuchel is giving it his all to fit all the pieces of Chelsea’s jigsaw in their right places. It has been a rough year for the Blues, which included multiple issues of ownership of the Club and a seemingly despairing Premier League season. Yet, under the influence of their new owner Todd Boehly, they have constantly been keeping tabs to bring in several players. The squad has witnessed great and promising changes with the addition of world-class players like Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly. However, the question remains how is the Bossman going to put the new signings to use, while keeping in check with the old players?

Various issues in the Club

As seen, Chelsea finished at the third position in the Premier League, right after being crowned the Champions of Europe. After the Russia-Ukraine war, several bans and sanctions were imposed by the United Kingdom government on Chelsea’s former Russian-Israeli owner Roman Abramovich. In order to complete the remaining fixtures, pay the personnel, and allow ticket holders to attend games, the government had granted Chelsea a special licence. This was in order to restrict him from making any money in the UK, even from Chelsea. However, after the sale of the Club to American businessman Todd Boehly, there was a sense of security for Tuchel during the ongoing summer transfer window.

New signing at the Stamford Bridge

One of the most significant players signed recently is Raheem Sterling. On July 13, they finalised a £55 million transfer from Manchester City for a five-year deal. The main idea behind the Sterling transfer was to add more attack and pace to the Blues’ attacking line-up. Additionally, it is expected of him to get along well with the Chelsea passing attack that consists of another set of prodigies like Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Mason Mount. 

Kalidou Kouliably is definitely another masterstroke under the reign of Thomas Tuchel. The Senegal defender joined the Blues on 16 July on a four-year contract from the Serie A giants, SSC Napoli, for a total of £33 million. Following the transfers of Rudiger and Christensen, it is contemplated that Koulibaly is a pivotal replacement for Chelsea’s defence. The 31-year-old’s amazing and glorious run at the AFCON 2022, alongside his now teammate Eduardo Mendy, is giving a boost to Chelsea fans and their belief in the prestigious centre-back.

There no doubt saying that it has been an exasperating transfer window for the Prem clubs, as other clubs hijacking, seizing players who could join Chelsea. The German bossman has already been looking for more players to the squad before the season officially starts. Needless to say, the fans have extremely high hopes this year from their Club, regardless of the poor pre-season results. Stay tuned at TheSportsWay for more updates.

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