Chelsea lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur at the new White Hart Lane Stadium on the fifth game week of the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign. However, Chelsea’s boss Thomas Tuchel will likely use his preferred 3-4-3 formation against Tottenham but it remains to be seen the Calibre of players he prefers.
Thomas Tuchel is widely known for his flexibility as the German boss employs different sets of players for different sets of matches in what fans and pundits alike refer to as tactical masterclass owing to the fact that Tuchel has lost just five times since signing for Chelsea, drawing seven times and winning 24 times.
However, in this piece we are going to be looking at the possible players the German boss is going to use as he looks forward to extending his wins for Chelsea to 25.
Goalkeeper: Édouard Mendy is undoubtedly going to be seen in goal today, owing to the fact that the Senegalese shot stopper has been nothing short of sensational since he completed his move from French based Rennes to Chelsea.
Defenders: This particular position remains one of the areas Thomas Tuchel has a lot of options as he has players like Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Azpilicueta to select from.
However, Tuchel is likely going to use Rudiger, Christensen and Azpilicueta. Recce James will prolly slot in at right wing back after missing Chelsea’s clash against Aston Villa due to a one match suspension after he received a red card against Liverpool.
Marcos Alonso will also slot in at left wing back following his strong start to the season. N’golo Kanté is back and will probably be thrown into the starting line up alongside Jorginho.
Mateo Kovacic who has been impressive since the start of the 2021/2022 campaign will likely sit on the bench alongside new acquisition from Atletico Madrid Saúl Ñíguez.
Attackers: Chelsea are also blessed attacking wise as they have a lot of options to select from.
However, the only guaranteed starter upfront happens to be Romelu Lukaku whose services was secured from Inter Milan after Chelsea paid a staggering £97.5million to make him (Lukaku) the most expensive transfer in the club’s history.
Following a couple of disappointments showcased by Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz will likely replace the Moroccan with Mason Mount expected to keep his place in the starting line up.