Three tactical takeaways from excellent Formation Tuchel used to beat Villa

Three tactical takeaways from excellent Formation Tuchel used to beat Villa

Formation
Thomas Tuchel lined Chelsea up in the 3-4-3 that we have come to expect, with a number of changes to personnel.

The Blues fielded a much-changed side, with a debut handed to Saul Niguez on the right side of the midfield alongside Mateo Kovacic.

Callum Hudson-Odoi played right wingback, with captain for the day Marcos Alonso on the other flank, while Hakim Ziyech was picked to play behind Romelu Lukaku and next to Kai Havertz.

Takeaways
Experience needed in every section: Chelsea got caught out a number of times against Aston Villa, with Saul still adapting to the Premier League and Chalobah and Hudson-Odoi both showing their own inexperience.

The Blues had a lot of problems down their right hand side, with Villa's wastefulness and Mendy's brilliance saving the inexperienced trio at times.

Chalobah recovered very well in the second half after Jorginho replaced Saul, which probably indicates that 1 senior, experienced player should be in every area on the field.

Hudson-Odoi's versatility: Callum Hudson-Odoi was given the nod in the role Thomas Tuchel sees best fit for him, at right wingback.

However, in the final few minutes of the game, With Azpi replacing Havertz, CHO was pushed all the way ahead to play next to Romelu Lukaku.

He still seems unable to produce that little bit more that would make the difference for Chelsea but his ability to be effective over the entire pitch will keep ensuring he gets the minutes to prove himself every now and then.

Two man strike-force: Continuing on from the point about Hudson-Odoi, Tuchel clearly tried playing two strikers in attack after he replaced the young winger with Timo Werner.

Werner has flourished most in this role at Leipzig and sure enough, the German managed to create space with his movement for Lukaku to score the third.

While there is intense competition for the forward spot, this 2 striker line-up might definitely work in Chelsea's favour in the future.

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