Chelsea fans have reason to be concerned based on the team's performances this summer
Chelsea has played three matches in the Florida Cup in the United States. The outcomes of these three matches were all disappointing in some way. Coach Tuchel’s teachers and students won the first match against Club America 2-1, but Chelsea’s attacking plans were stymied by America’s disciplined play. Mason Mount’s goal in the 82nd minute was enough to put the Blues out of the game.
The London team’s fatigue and lack of ideas were on display again in the match against Charlote FC. Despite this, he quickly took the lead with Christian Pulisic’s goal in the 30th minute. But for the rest of the game, it was a lifeless face, with the striker consistently squandering chances, only for Charlote to equalize. in the final minutes and won on penalties against Chelsea. Many people said after that game that it was just an accident and that Chelsea would quickly return to form.
But that did not happen, when the Blues let Arsenal crush with a score of 4-0. The Gunners played a superb match in which they constantly pressed their opponent, and Chelsea almost did not create any significant chances. Tuchel had to admit after that game that it would be difficult for Chelsea to compete for titles in the coming season after their summer tour.
It is not difficult to identify the first factor that has contributed to Chelsea’s recent poor performance. The image of Kai Havertz looking tired during the match against America reflects the overall physical condition of the Chelsea team at the moment.
Tuchel’s students were running on the field with heavy feet and a lack of ideas, while their opponents were excited and competed with faces full of desire and enthusiasm. Tuchel and Chelsea leaders were aware of the situation, but they were unable to improve the overall fitness of the team.
Chelsea’s mental strength is also lacking, despite the fact that many players are still considering leaving. New landings are said to be sought by Timo Werner, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Marcos Alonso.
Chelsea had previously lost Rudiger and Christensen to Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively. Obviously, when the depth has been reduced and the remaining names, including long-term pillars, are unsure about their future, it is difficult for the Chelsea team to fully concentrate on the game.
Coach Tuchel still wants to sign Leeds midfielder Raphinha or Sevilla midfielder Jules Kounde after bringing in Kalidou Koulibaily and Raheem Sterling. But, ironically, both of these players wanted to go to Barcelona, which resulted in Raphinha scoring in the El Clasico tour and Kounde waiting for the procession day.
The power in Chelsea’s right wing will increase significantly if two players are included in the squad. Kounde can play both central defenders and full-backs, making him a competitive option as well as a backup for Thiago Silva and Reece James if they are injured or overworked.
He also has the potential to work well with Silva or rookie Koulibaily, giving the Blues more options to develop the ball from the back line thanks to his excellent footwork. The Raphinha at the top will boost creativity and transform the Blues’ offense.
But now that beautiful prospect has vanished, can Tuchel forget his transfer market defeat and trust the players in his reserve team?
Probably not, given the recent series of friendlies in which Michy Batshuayi and Timor Wenner all performed poorly, Connor Gallagher requires time to see if he can adapt to Tuchel’s system, Chalobah is still too immature…
With this situation, it is likely that Chelsea will still have to rush to the market, despite the fact that the 2022/23 Premier League season begins in just a few days. But Chelsea’s desire to acquire players is not an easy task, given that most teams have completed their squad planning and are not ready to release or sell expensively.
Everyone knows that after transfer director Marina Granovskaia’s team disbanded this summer, Thomas Tuchel’s responsibility for acquiring players began to fall on his shoulders. And everyone knows that this was Chelsea’s expert hunting team. As a result, Tuchel’s pressure is increased.
Buying people is difficult, and not buying people is even worse. Will Thomas Tuchel be able to manage the many pressures to help Chelsea overcome the current difficulties and achieve success in the new season? Thunderstorms will arise when the Blues march to Everton’s Goodison Park in the first round of the 2022/23 Premier League on August 6.