New Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel was over the moon after the Blues’ produced an accomplished performance against favourites Manchester City FC in the Champions League final in Portugal on 29th May. The 46-year-old manager left his imprint with some clever tactical alterations. Tuchel is looking to build on his Champions League success in the next season and told reporters that he is keen to make 2-3 key signings.
The German was quoted as saying that he wants new players who can form the core for the team’s long term process. Most probably he might go for 1 striker, 1 defender. Veterans Cesar Azlipicueta and Thiago Silva are ageing and Tuchel is looking to add fresh legs in the backline who can provide more stubbornness in defence. Recently Swansea City defender Marc Guehi’s name was doing rounds as Tuchel is pushing hard for this bid.
Chelsea looking at Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane as options
Reece James has been a solid addition but the 22-year-old operates from the right-wing so someone who could operate with more technical trickery from the centre would be pivotal. Adding more heft in the forward line is also on the cards. Inter Milan FC striker Romelu Lukaku and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane are being considered alongside Erling Haaland.
Sergio Aguero’s name was also in the running but the Argentine has signed an agreement with FC Barcelona and will begin a fresh campaign at Camp Nou. Even a bid for Adam Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC is being considered. Tuchel has used a 3-4-2-1 formation or a 3-4-1-2 formation so based on this analysis he will have to work out the addition of new recruits who could fit in this combination.
Tuchel took over as Chelsea FC manager in January in place of Franck Lampard and no one thought the German would give immediate success but the move worked wonderfully. The midfield has done a great job with Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic working well alongside the versatile and experienced Ngolo Kante whose quality playmaking skills played a big role in the Blues’ Champions League success. Tuchel would still focus on bringing an attacking midfielder as a backup. Building a team for the future is definitely a priority for Tuchel and his tactical, as well as methodical acumen, will hold the key in this process.