It’s the League Cup ultimate this Sunday and an opportunity for Thomas Tuchel to win his first main home trophy since being in England.
However his Chelsea aspect have the very robust activity of going through Liverpool, who I watched annihilate Leeds United 6-0 this week with absolute ease.
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Chelsea performed very properly themselves this week too in a 2-0 win over Lille within the Champions League. Tuchel’s aspect appeared much more fluid, sooner, with way more high quality than we’ve seen in current matches from them, and it was a formidable efficiency.
Nonetheless, there have been many moments on this recreation when Chelsea have been uncovered on the again and a greater opposition would have punished them. A greater opposition comparable to Liverpool with the tempo and high quality they’ve of their assault, and that’s my worry.
Chelsea have been very open towards Lille and it was very very like a Basketball recreation on events, very finish to finish. This was effective as a result of we acquired the 2 targets and have been fortunate that Thiago Silva performed out of his pores and skin to maintain us safe on the again.
However we dedicated in numbers and the midfield usually performed excessive with out leaving anybody again. That is effective so long as we win possession again once we go attempting to find it, which we did towards Lille. However once more, a greater opposition will play out rather a lot higher and will beat that press at instances, which means as soon as once more we could possibly be uncovered on the again and lack numbers.
I believe that is one thing Tuchel might want to get on prime of for Liverpool, and it would imply beginning a midfielder who sits much more and doesn’t go dashing off up subject over-committing, comparable to Jorginho. Or play with a extra disciplined double pivot.
Tuchel is a prime coach and naturally he’ll know this already, however Chelsea will have to be much more compact if they’re to carry their fourth trophy since Tuchel arrived simply over a yr in the past.