In a game that ended 2-1 in favour of Chelsea few players Played fantastically well and some others just didn’t put it up to show Tuchel they were ready to be in the first team next season. In this article we would Highlight those players that just didn’t perform as expected or rather did not perform better than expected.
4. Tammy Abraham: The Englishman who have been speculated to leave the club this summer to make way for the rumoured incoming Erling Haaland. He missed few chances that could have easily handed Chelsea the lead over Bournemouth in the early minutes of the game.
Two chances served to him on a platter of gold by Hakim Ziyech were wasted or rather he passed it straight into the hands of the Bournemouth Goalkeeper.
3. Conor Gallagher: The Midfielder was the only player in the pitch for Chelsea that played full 90 minutes, but he wasn’t really solid e was shaky to the point that he gave Bournemouth the chance to get a lead over Chelsea.
Starting him next season against besides like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool would be a disaster as he would certainly cost Chelsea Vital points.
2. Armando Broja: Prolific enough to Equalize for Chelsea but he looked shaky with the ball, and his link up play wasn’t really solid or class rather.
1. Eduoard Mendy: Maybe because it was just a preseason friendly with no importance was the reason the didn’t perform as expected.
He almost got riddlculed with a one v one chance only that the Bournemouth Striker wasn’t prolific enough to convert that chance.
Pre Match and After Match Talks
Thomas Tuchel on his plan to use lots of different players/systems:
“Yes. We try to give the guys a good position on the field to feel comfortable. It was always a back five.”
“The first half we had a midfield of two and the second half we went with three and two strikers because it suits Armando [Broja] and Ike [Ugbo] to be in a double striker. It’s normal.”
“It’s not so easy once you go behind and there’s a lot of spectators. The opponent were a strong opponent and a bit ahead of us in pre-season. That’s the way it is.”
Thomas Tuchel on learning about the players:
“Yeah, for sure. I have to analyse it & we need these games to analyse and judge our players & to make decisions about the best next steps for them. There is now a training group of 28/29 in training which is huge.”
“We have more coming back in the near future so we have to make decisions & it’s good to learn during matches because we need to judge them on a fair basis and impressions on games, this is better than in training.”