‘It’s a common-sense solution’: Chelsea fan explains why Tuchel should explore 4-2-2-2 in next games

Chelsea recent drop in form requires critical attention and the defeat against Man City has once again put pressure on the team that has won just two out of their last eight games in the Premier League.

They did play well in other competitions, though, and especially in the Carabao Cup where the Blues easily dispatched Tottenham in the semi-final.

It is Thomas Tuchel’s tactical surprise for the first leg of that tie from where Twitter user ExpectedChelsea takes inspiration.

“Despite the defeat yesterday, Chelsea fans should remember it’s not all doom and gloom,” the fan tweets.

“The 4-2-2-2 we experimented against Spurs produced coherent offensive displays and should be explored more.

“At present, we have two WBs who are not athletic. To compensate, we try to play touchline wingers (Pulisic on the right, Ziyech on the left).

“However, this leaves Lukaku isolated down the middle, making him prone to easy turnovers. Playing one more attacker solves this.

“Lukaku is at his best when he has players close to him. His best game for us came with Havertz as a second striker and he did well in overall play in both games vs Spurs too.

“Playing one more forward gets the best out of others too. It’s a common-sense solution.

“Right now, none of our attackers are in form. That’s a fact. Our current 3-4-3 demands perfection from our attackers due to the lack of numbers.

“How do you solve it? By making the lives of attackers easier and easing them back into form.

“Our unathletic FBs are a problem but our next few games are against somewhat easier teams.

“It’s a question of inconveniencing our attackers to accommodate our FBs or the other way round. I think our attackers are more valuable and they should be accommodated more.”

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