What will Tuchel do following the loss of a striker?

Despite the few options for offense, BLD Chelsea still permitted striker Timo Werner to join RB Leipzig, his former squad and Thomas Tuchel, the coach, now has a mountain of work to solve as a result of the dramatic action

Before giving Werner the go-ahead to resume his football career in Germany, the BLD Chelsea also let the pricey striker Romelu Lukaku to reunite with Inter Milan on loan. Werner had to leave Stamford Bridge, just like Lukaku, because he fell short of expectations. The fact that Werner only scored 6 and 4 goals in the Premier League in each of the last two seasons, despite being purchased for up to 53 million euros, serves as evidence.

It is clear that the West London representative is tired of the striker born in 1996 because Chelsea is prepared to take a loss to get rid of Werner (this German player only returned to Leipzig for 20 million euros).


Coach Tuchel once acknowledged his squad had a speed issue after Chelsea opened the Premier League this season with a narrow victory against Everton. Some believe the German tactician is suggesting that Chelsea needs to add speedy rookies to its defense to bolster it.


This is particularly logical given that Chelsea recently lost Antonio Ruediger, the team’s fastest player for the previous two seasons, and Andreas Christensen, one of the team’s two center defenders. Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, and debutant Kalidou Koulibaly are all experienced three-backs who are over 30 years old. They are not valued for their pace, which is what Chelsea lacks, which is the problem.

Coach Tuchel really made an effort to get around Chelsea’s limitations by bringing in Brighton’s quick left-back Marc Cucurella. Chelsea paid £62m for this purchase (£55m was paid up front, the remainder was in incidentals).


Chelsea is also interested in signing Leicester City’s extremely nimble midfielder Wesley Fofana. BLD Chelsea plans to submit a new offer of more than £ 80 million after its initial solicitation to purchase Fofana for £ 60 million was rejected. If BLD Leicester accepts Chelsea’s bid, Fofana will overtake Harry Maguire of Man United as the most expensive defender in the world.

In summary, Chelsea is undoubtedly concentrating on bolstering the defense, but according to The Guardian, coach Tuchel should actually be paying more attention to the offense. The straightforward explanation is that Chelsea no longer has a real striker after losing Lukaku and Werner.

Raheem Sterling, a winger who excels at scoring for Man City, was recently signed by Chelsea, but that is still insufficient. Sterling did not exhibit much when closely watched in the most recent game, which Chelsea won 1-0 over Everton.


In the opening round of the Premier League 2022–23, Chelsea attackers other than Sterling also “switched off” fully. Chilwell’s position after collecting an 11-meter penalty after receiving a pass from Koulibaly resulted in Chelsea’s lone goal. As a result, Jorginho was given the chance to give Chelsea a spirited victory.

Notably, even though Chelsea lacks forwards, players like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, or Christian Pulisic are seen to be good attackers but have not earned coach Tuchel’s faith. The German captain’s countryman, midfielder Kai Havertz, on the other hand, played sporadically and went nine games without scoring.

Coach Tuchel appears prepared to “alter blood” in the Blues’ attack in light of the reports that BLD Chelsea is considering liquidating Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, and Pulisic. He has targeted several people, including Depay and Aubameyang (both of Barca). Coach Tuchel’s future is uncertain, but Chelsea will struggle to produce positive results if they do not add more strikers to their squad.

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