Chelsea have become a difficult team to break down under Thomas Tuchel. The German coach devised a tactical approach that allows his squad to defend as a unit while still scoring the goals required to compete for titles.
While Chelsea’s defence is mostly solid, they needed a prolific goal scorer this season, which is why they signed Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku. However, things have not gone well for the Belgian, owing to an injury and Chelsea’s playing style.
1. Romelu Lukaku – 3 goals
Lukaku has so far failed in his duties as a striker, despite being signed to be one of the club’s most significant players. His three league goals are just insufficient for a player of his calibre, let alone for Chelsea, if they are to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City.
2. Ben Chilwell – 3 goals
The leftback has been plagued by injuries this season, and Marcos Alonso has temporarily taken his spot in the starting lineup. However, whenever he starts a game for the Blues, the Englishman always performs admirably.
3. Jorginho – 4 goals
Because of his achievements for Chelsea and Italy this year, the Italian holding midfielder was a prominent contender for the Ballon D’or. He is one of the top penalty takers in the world, and he has scored all of Chelsea’s goals this season from penalties kicks.
4. Reece James – 4 goals
James’ style of play makes him look more like a winger. Thomas Tuchel allows his wingbacks to roam wide and farther up the pitch in order to contribute to attacks. Because of this, James scores a lot of goals and earns a lot of assists.
5. Mason Mount – 7 goals
Mount, one of the team’s most underappreciated players, always appears to thrive on the pitch, regardless of which manager he plays for. Under Frank Lampard, he was a fan favourite, and he is already become one again under Tuchel.