Frank Lampard, the poster boy of the club had been appointed as the Chelsea manager for 18 months. With a string of poor results against Leicester, Manchester City and Arsenal, The Chelsea management has decided to part ways with Frank Lampard, who is currently placed at 8th position in the Premier League Table. Now, Chelsea has hired Thomas Tuchel as head coach. The former PSG manager will inherit a young squad, in which Frank Lampard has made reinforcements in the summer. It will be upon German to bring the best out of the likes of Havertz, Werner and Mendy and challenge the contenders at the top.
Lampard’s Record At Stamford Bridge
Lampard has managed Chelsea in 84 matches in all competitions including EPL, UCL, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and UEFA Super Cup. He has won 44 matches, drawn 15 and lost 25 out of 84 matches with an average of 1.75 points per match. Chelsea has finished 4th in Premier League last year with 66 points and a massive 33 points away from league champions Liverpool. Chelsea had reached the FA Cup final last year under Lampard’s coaching but failed to win the final. They have also reached the last 16 of Champions League last year.
Chelsea has hired Thomas Tuchel as head coach: New beginnings for the German?
As the successor of Frank Lampard, Tuchel will be aiming to make the Blues great again. The German coach is a free agent as of now and has accepted the contract from the Chelsea FC management.
Now let us take a look at how Tuchel might use his players at Chelsea to make them great again. Tuchel is a mixture of two philosophies, as he likes to press and keep the ball possession as well as counter-press when the ball is lost and loves to outnumber the opposition while counter-pressing in the area of possession. So, with the likes of Pulisic, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi and Kante, it would be a great opportunity for Tuchel to implement his tactics.
He uses the technique of gegen-pressing and with the help of overlapping full-backs like Chilwell and James, it can be well improvised. He also uses the width of the field and likes to keep two wingers wide to shift the play from one side to another and also use the half-spaces in between two or more players. So while attacking, these wingers help to exploit the half-spaces very effectively.
So, players like Ziyech, Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi could play a vital role in Tuchel’s tactical setup. Werner and Havertz could play a crucial role with Havertz as a central attacking midfielder as well as a central midfielder and Werner can play as a withdrawal striker and help in the positional play. In Thomas Tuchel’s tactical plan, his team is generally deadly on counter-attacks and quick transitions.
Tuchel also uses the spaces behind defensive line perfectly and the players like Oliver Giroud and Abraham could capitalise it. His famous in-game formations are 3-3-2-2 and 4-1-4-1 and also starts the match with a standard 4-2-3-1,4-3-3 and 4-1-3-2. He loves the full-backs to step up the field and aims to make the midfield more compact and make a great positional play with the formation of 2-3-4-1, so two fullbacks Reece James and Ben Chilwell will need to play a vital role.
The fans do hope Chelsea will reach to greater heights, which they have never reached before and once again achieve European glory, which very well might come true with Thomas Tuchel – who lead Paris Saint-Germain in the final of Champions League last season.
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