Havertz, Timo Werner, Pulisic, Ziyech? Tuchel has more questions to answer

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Under Frank Lampard, one thing the former gaffer never really found out was his team’s best attacking combination. The Chelsea team is blessed with abundance of talents, but it’s difficult pairing them together.

New boss Thomas Tuchel has come in with a different system, as Chelsea play a 3-4-2-1 system. However, the problems remain unsolved, as Tuchel as well is yet to figure out his best attack.

Rio Ferdinand in his analysis of the Chelsea team, revealed that the new boss has a lot of questions to answer regarding the forward players, as he admitted that a 34-year-old Olivier Giroud shouldn’t be leading the line for Chelsea at this stage of his career.

Asked whether Chelsea’s current options up front were good enough, Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel: “On form? No, not at all. How long are they going to keep relying on Giroud? At his age, where he’s at in his career, he’s an impact player, 100 per cent.

“For Chelsea to be having Giroud leading the line says really where they’re at in terms of they need to make some more recruitment in that area.

“Is Timo Werner a No.9? I would say he’s probably better off from a wider position where he was playing at Leipzig. But they’re fully stocked out there, they’ve got [Christian] Pulisic as well.

“Where does Havertz fit into this team? I think there’s a lot of questions for Tuchel to be answering and that’ll come with games, more time on the training field.

“He’s going to have to get into these players to really unlock them and give him the best chance of staying and actually producing something there.”

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