Tactical guru! Tuchel explains why he used two different formations against Bournemouth

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Chelsea’s pre-season has been going on smoothly, as Chelsea followed the 6-1 victory over Peterborough with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth, as the Blues came from behind to win the game.

Despite the fact that a bulk of the Chelsea first team players are yet to resume, the team has indeed been playing well and look well drilled, which shows the depth of the Chelsea squad and the quality of the manager.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel fielded two separate formation in the game against the Cherries.

Chelsea started the game in a familiar 3-4-3 shape, albeit moved to a 3-5-2 system in the second half, with youngsters Ike Ugbo and Armando Broja paired upfront.

The tactical switch paid off, as Broja and Ugbo scored a goal apiece to give Chelsea the win.

Speaking after the game, Tuchel explained that he made the decision to suit the players on the pitch.

“We tried to give the guys good positions on the field where they feel comfortable,” the German told Chelsea TV in his post-match interview.

“It was always a back five, in the first half with a midfield two and in the second half a midfield three with two strikers.

“It suits better for Armando [Broja] and Ike [Ugbo] [to play] as double strikers.”

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