Thomas Tuchel determined he couldn’t use a again 4 at Chelsea as a result of personnel he had. He used a again three with the intention to defend and get the perfect out of gamers similar to Thiago Silva and Jorginho.
Tuchel was in all probability proper to setup in a 3, however ought to Graham Potter be doing the identical seeing as we nonetheless don’t have a real defensive midfielder in our squad? May switching to a again three now assist him get higher leads to a time that he deseprately wants it?
Enzo Fernandez IS a six, certain, however he isn’t a holding midfielder and is liable when remoted there. Denis Zakaria is the closest we’ve to a holding midfielder, however he doesn’t typically get utilized in that function.
So the argument I’ve been seeing is that till we lastly land a real defensive midfielder, ought to we be taking part in a again three formation with the intention to defend gamers once more, and get the perfect out of Reece James and Ben Chilwell in an attacking sense?
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I utterly perceive the calls and I actually get them. I’ve at all times needed to stick with the again 4 and I’ve not needed to digress backwards to a 3. However as I say, I do perceive the argument proper now and it may not be a foul thought in any respect.
Though I additionally wish to add, that I actually don’t assume it issues what formation we play proper now, as a result of our issues as soon as once more stem from lack of leaders, weak mentalities, and a supervisor failing to get on high of it and giving us any fashion of play/identity- as of now at the very least.
I do assume a again three with Chilwell and James as wingbacks might give Chelsea extra in an attacking sense, and it might additionally permit for a extra fluid entrance three relying on the formation.
It’s actually in all probability price Potter at the very least having a take into consideration proper now, and it’ll additionally permit for Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, and Thiago Silva all begin collectively – all deserve that of late.
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