Tuchel hints at new formation ahead of Arsenal clash

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Chelsea’s next game is against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is in buoyant mood ahead of the game.

Chelsea have a strong squad, and Tuchel is pleased with the depth in the squad.

With the addition of Romelu Lukaku to the team, Tuchel is very pleased with the signing and has revealed that the new striker could give him the opportunity for a change in formation.

Tuchel has now hinted that he could play two strikers upfront — this could lead to a 3-5-2 formation, with Timo Werner partnering Lukaku upfront.

Tuchel said: “Every player wants to have a regular position he can fight for, I know this very well, but at the same time it can be also a huge advantage to be able to play in more than one position, because then you can be the alternative for more minutes. So there’s an up-side and a down-side.

“I’m very happy with Timo, Christian and Kai because they have put a lot of effort and intensity into the team.

“With the addition of Romelu. We get the number-one striker and we want to have him on the pitch. This is very clear. If you do this kind of transfer, we are absolutely sure we want to have him on the pitch, but I think he will lift the pressure off the shoulders of the young guys, from Kai, Timo and Christian, because Romelu is the kind of personality who loves responsibility.

“I think we have now with Romelu the chance also to play with two strikers, like they did at Inter with him, or to continue with three strikers. We will see now how this works out and we will find a solution for the players around him.”

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