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Tonight’s game against Leicester City is a must-win for the Blues to ensure we qualify for the Champions League next season.
Here are changes Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel must make for the Leicester match:
1 Ben Chilwell for Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso was ineffective in Chelsea’s 1-0 FA Cup final defeat to Leicester on Saturday. The Spaniard should be dropped for tonight’s game against Leicester. Ben Chilwell has to start as he is a superior player to Alonso.
2 Switch Azpilicueta and James
Tuchel played Cesar Azpilicueta as right wing-back and Reece James as part of the back three against Leicester in the FA Cup. While it helped stop the threat of Jamie Vardy, it weakened our attack via the right wing. Azpilicueta must play as part of the back three while James should play as a right wing-back.
3 Kovacic for Jorginho
If Mateo Kovacic is fit to start, then he should start ahead of Jorginho for tonight’s game. Kovacic is a nightmare to opponents due to his ability to drive with the ball from midfield. Chelsea will need that to break Leicester’s press.
4 Tammy Abraham should be part of the squad
The fact Tammy Abraham remains our joint-top scorer on 12 goals in all competitions when he has only featured for 240 minutes since Tuchel’s arrival shows how poor our other attacking options have been. It’s time for Tuchel to trust the England international. What Abraham lacks in composure and ball control he more than makes up for with his movement and aerial ability. Surely, with Chelsea struggling for goals, Abraham must be given his chance to shine — at least from the bench.
5 Edouard Mendy for Kepa Arrizabalaga
Mendy has been on the bench in Chelsea’s last two games, with Tuchel giving Kepa a chance in goal. Mendy has to return for the starting XI for tonight’s game against Leicester.
6 Mount should have a free role
Mason Mount should be given a free role in the team and not just stationed to one part of the pitch. He should be given the free role to go look for the ball. This will help cause overloads in midfield to beat Leicester’s press and also overloads in attack.
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