Chelsea have signed seven players in this window so far. They have primarily signed defenders in this transfer window. Moreover, Chelsea have brought two strikers to the team as well. Chelsea’s attack has been under scrutiny from the matches played so far due to a lack of finishing ability. As such, the arrival of Aubameyang in the squad might solve this problem if he is used effectively by Thomas Tuchel. We take a look at how Chelsea could line up with their new signings in the summer window.
Chelsea manager Tuchel knows how to get the best out of Aubameyang. In their time at Dortmund, Aubameyang scored 79 goals for the club and was a focal point in the team. Now, it looks like in Chelsea too, the striker will be a focal point with a fluid attacking line. Aubameyang will be upfront with Raheem Sterling in the front two. Kai Havertz is then free to play his natural position as an attacking midfielder. Mount can move to the central midfield with Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech in the rotation. Wesley Fofana has had a good debut with Chelsea. Consequently, it seems likely that he will start at the right center back for the time being. Moreover, with Zakaria, a defensive midfielder, in the Chelsea squad, Fofana might get the opportunity to drift upwards on the attack alongside Reece James.
Chelsea possible formations
So either Chelsea could use a 4-4-2 or a 4-2-2-2 to get the best out of their players. Moreover, a 3-4-3 with inside 10’s can’t be discounted. In a 4-4-2 Aubameyang will take the place of Kai Havertz as the number nine leaving Havertz to play as an attacking midfielder. Connor Gallagher and Mason Mount can be used as number 10’s in the midfield with James and Chilwell as the wingbacks. Moreover, Zakaria could also be used in the midfield as a number six alongside Mateo Kovacic for greater flexibility in the midfield.
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