Brilliant defence isn’t enough. 2 things Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea must work on

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Thomas Tuchel greatly improved Chelsea’s porous defence after his appointment as Chelsea boss and that was key as the Blues won the Champions League last season.

The Blues have carried our solidity at back into the new season – conceding just twice in two games – but that won’t be enough if we have ambitions of dominanting the Premier League this season.

While Tuchel improved Chelsea’s defence after replacing Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s attack suffered.

This season, Liverpool have had 141 shots on goal, almost double of Chelsea’s 78 shots. Liverpool, Manchester City (115), Manchester United (107), West Ham (97), Leeds United (85), Newcastle United (85), Wolves (82) and Everton (81) have all had more shots on goal than Chelsea.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has scored three Premier League goals already for Chelsea but the Belgian would have more goals if the team creates more chances which leads to more shots.

With a clinical striker like Lukaku, we should be creating more chances leading to shots on goal than we currently do.

Just as Liverpool and Manchester City lead the stats in shots on goal, they also lead the stats when it comes to crossing with Chelsea down in 9th place.

With a striker like Lukaku and Chelsea playing wing-backs that love to bomb forward, I expect quick deliveries into the box but we don’t do enough of that.

Liverpool (176 crosses), Manchester City (166 crosses), Burnley (149 crosses), West Ham (145 crosses), Aston Villa (137 crosses), Manchester United (125 crosses), Leeds United (121 crosses) and Everton (112 crosses) have delivered more crosses into the box than Chelsea (108 crosses) this season.

Our solid defence won’t be enough. We need to improve our attack and maximise the qualities of Lukaku if we want to dominate the Premier League.

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