Thomas Tuchel has named his third team as Chelsea manager, and it’s the most interesting, for several reasons.
Most importantly, the opposition. Tottenham are a class above Burnley and Wolves in reality, and Tuchel will have picked what he considers his strongest team.
His first team was picked within a day of arriving at the club, and the second came so soon after that that the minutes each player was accumulating was a major factor.
Reaction on social media was mixed, but most people were happy to see the tweaks the new boss had made to the team that won at the weekend, and we’re all excited to see how the team gets on in this potentially feisty derby game.
One thing that everyone was particularly keen on was the selection of Callum Hudson-Odoi from the start once again. One fan pointed out that Billy Gilmour (who doesn’t make the squad) should have gone out on loan. It’s hard to disagree with that too.
You can see a selection of the reaction in the posts embedded here:
Pulisic is probably the attacker least suited to playing a 10 in this system imo. Expect him to switch between wing-back and striker from the bench for it depending on what’s needed on the pitch. #CFC #TOTCHE
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) February 4, 2021
Thomas ‘Lil’ Tuchy’ Tuchel 3/3 in starting Callum Hudson-Odoi
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) February 4, 2021
Thomas Tuchel explains his selection:
“We change from game to game with what suits us best. Today is Reece’s turn to show up, and I hope he can.”
— Talk Chelsea (@talkchelsea) February 4, 2021
#Chelsea are vying to record consecutive Premier League victories for just the second time this season.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) February 4, 2021
Timo Werner will break his goalscoring drought today against Spurs. pic.twitter.com/afYSm4YTKY
— BlueTweetsFC™ (@BlueTweetsFC) February 4, 2021
That’s the way. Bring in that callum Hudson Odoi guy, dude is a natural winger, I…