Tuchel will be the happiest man on earth with Haaland linked to Chelsea again. The Blues were linked to the Norwegian in the summer transfer but later decided to go with Romelu Lukaku. They came to the conclusion that Haaland was not affordable and unrealistic. Meanwhile, Lukaku has failed to keep with his extraordinary start at Chelsea. He has missed several matches with injury and scored only 4 in his first 11 appearances. He has an xG of 3.41 and has 18 shots out of which 6 were on target in his 7 appearances in the Premier League this season (via infogol).
Whilst the whole world is in awe of Haaland’s finishing ability at such a young age. Haaland has scored 13 goals and assisted 4 in 10 appearances in all competitions this season. All the big clubs in the world want Haaland’s signature but the hefty price tag has not made it easy. His agent Mino Raiola is also one of the toughest agents to deal with for many clubs.
If Chelsea signs Haaland, Tuchel can deploy both his frontmen in his favourite formation 4-4-2. The German manager was able to defeat Liverpool with PSG in the same formation. While the Chelsea attack would cause great terror in opponents seeing Lukaku and Haaland leading their attack.
How Haaland can help Tuchel to be unstoppable?
Haaland’s goalscoring ability is one of the best in the world, while his frightening pace and strong physique is a nightmare for defenders. But most importantly, his awareness to be in goalscoring positions is not something one learns overnight. Chelsea have suffered because of a misfiring Timo Werner in earlier seasons. Although the German works all over the game, but has failed to convert some of the simplest of chances.
The German tactician has played in a back three or a back five at Chelsea on most occasions. Tuchel has a favourite formation, that is 4-4-2 and Haaland and Lukaku can complement each other perfectly. Lukaku’s ability to hold off defenders and Haaland’s ability to run behind defenders is one deadly combination. The gaffer cannot afford to leave either of the players on the bench. While Haaland’s arrival can add to their already profound depth.
Chelsea ready to dominate Europe?
The arrival of Erling Haaland can make many clubs wonder about how to play against Chelsea. Tuchel with his favourite formation and Haaland would make Chelsea unstoppable. Although it will be very tough to secure Haaland’s signature because of the hefty amount and wages. However, Chelsea are also known for their spending power and they are very much capable of signing the youngster. While the Blues will be facing very strong competition for his signature but they are currently the frontrunners for the deal to happen.
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