Chelsea were unable to silence an Injury depleted Southampton side despite having a fully healthy and inform side.
The draw boils down to how Thomas Tuchel managed his side Tactically, he made some shocking decisions prior to the game that made every fan doubt if the club could get a win an luckily chelsea didn’t lose despite the poor Tactical structure in today’s game.
The first Tactical Mistake Thomas Tuchel made was starting Tammy Abraham despite the young English striker sustaining a very serious Injury in his last game, Thomas Tuchel on his part has two players to chose to replace Tammy Abraham in the lineup (Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner) but instead he opted on risking Tammy Abraham fitness in the game.
Second mistake Tuchel made was not trusting Callum Hudson odoi in the game. Thomas Tuchel in the 45th minute brought on Hudson odoi as Tammy Abraham Replacement with the aim of making Timo Werner go more centrally in attack but it seemed like the German wasn’t really sure on his Tactical approach to the second half, despite the young English winger doing fairly well he took him off in the 75th for reasons we are yet to understand.
Why start Mendy when Kepa is gradually getting some confidence in the Goalpost? Starting Mendy was a very poor Tactical approach by the manager and that decision showed as On-Loan Liverpool Midfielder Minamino dribbled past Mendy to give his club the lead before Mason mount was able to equalize the margin with a penalty.
Fourthly was the formation (3-4-3) it is proven chelsea do not have the needed players capable of playing such formation.
Under former manager Frank Lampard the formation was used frequently but not all the players were able to adjust to the formation which led to many Players sidelined.
Lastly was Tuchel approach to passing. One could spot the chelsea players passing to each other despite being in a position to shot and score a goal.