Detailed Analysis on Tuchel's formation against Liverpool

Detailed Analysis on Tuchel's  formation against Liverpool

Formation
Chelsea lined up in the 3-4-3 formation that we have come to expect from Thomas Tuchel's side and it paid off quite well.

Havertz and Mount were chosen to play off of Lukaku while Marcos Alonso and Reece James were to provide the width.

Azpilicueta played as a centre-back and out of possession, Chelsea were able to stifle Liverpool well.


Takeaways
Peak adaptability: Chelsea were dealt a massive blow when Reece James was sent off just before half-time and the Blues needed to adapt.

On cam Thiago Silva for Kai Havertz, with Azpilicueta being pushed to right wingback and Lukaku, Alonso and Mount being tasked with pressing and trying to make something happen if they could.

The team adapted to adversity in phenomenal fashion, stifling Liverpool through the middle and limiting them to long shots that were saved well by Edouard Mendy. A huge testament to Chelsea's improved defence.

Roving double pivot: Before N'Golo Kante had to go off with his ankle issue, Chelsea's double pivot was excellent at a couple of things.

On numerous occasions, they won the ball back with Liverpool looking at their most dangerous and immediately sprung a counter-attack.

By sitting deep they pulled the Reds midfield in and then broke through to find Mount and Havertz in that space.

This will likely be a staple going forward and is another aspect of what makes Tuchel's teams so dangerous to play.
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