Tuchel vows not to change 3-4-3 system

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When Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was first appointed as interim manager of Chelsea, the German boss opted for a 3-4-3 system, to solve the issue of Chelsea’s porous defence under Frank Lampard.

Chelsea went on to win the Champions League last season, and started this season in impressive form and with a very solid defence.

However, Chelsea’s defending has been very poor of late, and the team has now gone on a run of five games without keeping a clean sheet, which is in stark contrast to the 10 clean sheets we kept in our first 18 matches.

Despite the recent struggles, Tuchel has vowed not to change from the 3-4-3 system that has been very successful for him at Stamford Bridge.

When asked whether it is the system that Tuchel believes may need tweaking, Tuchel said:

“No, I cannot see this. We trust what we do and we use the same system to have consistent results and clean sheets. It is not like we only concede, we have also scored a lot.

“Every game has its own story, there is not this one pattern that we suddenly get punished by long or short balls, whatever, we conceded penalties against us and like for every match there is some reasons why it’s like this.”

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