This 2022-23 season, Chelsea started off on the wrong foot. However, everything had started well with a victory against Everton on the first day of the Premier League (1-0, August 6). Since then, the residents of Stamford Bridge have been fighting back. First was the 2-2 draw on August 14 against Tottenham. A high tension derby where the Blues were united at the end of the game by the Spurs. But it was above all the great altercation between Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel that caused people to talk. The two technicians, who came close to coming to blows, received fines. The German, who also criticized the arbitration, was sanctioned with one match.
A loss at Leeds gone wrong
A week later, Tuchel wanted to move on to Leeds. But his team broke their teeth yesterday against the Peacocks. The Londoners lost 3-0, which annoyed his coach, questioned by skysports. “We lost this game in the first 20 minutes. At the beginning we were clearly better and we had good situations. But if you want to win the match, you have to take the chances and we didn’t. Then we lost track. We stopped playing, doing what we had done well for the first 20 minutes. Then we made two gifts that cost us the game..
Among the “gifts”, there is in particular the dumpling of Édouard Mendy. Chelsea also lost Kalidou Koulibaly, sanctioned with a red card. In short, a real nightmare for Tuchel. “Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. She started yesterday (Saturday). We didn’t have a plane, so we came by bus. The players could fly, but for the coaching staff it was a long bus ride (…) You may not believe me, but I don’t think it’s a problem of mental condition or a problem in our preparation. This defeat is more our fault than anything else..
Media urge Chelsea to recruit
Amusing excuse from the Chelsea coach, who pays especially for his club’s delay in the transfer market. Because for the English press it is becoming urgent to recruit. ‘Thomas Tuchel needs the transfer market to solve Chelsea’s problems after a terrible collapse against Leeds’title the London Evening Standard this Monday. in the columns of daily mailJimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink has invited his former club to strengthen. “I think they need three players, and if they can get those quality players, the team can improve. They need another centre-back, a midfielder and a number nine, someone who can consistently score.”.
by his side, soccer london He adds that Tuchel has to face an unexpected problem with the departure of Romelu Lukaku. “Lukaku’s lightning rod has disappeared”, writes the English medium, indicating that the Belgian was crystallizing criticism from the press and supporters. Without it, attackers can no longer hide. The pressure is also on Kai Havertz believes Sun. Therefore, Tuchel and Chelsea intend to speed up during the final sprint of the transfer window. A striker is expected and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barça) is the priority. A case that has advanced a lot in recent days.
Tuchel evokes the transfer window
In midfield, Frenkie de Jong is still in the spotlight. But the Dutchman does not want to leave Catalonia. Quite the opposite of Wesley Fofana, who launched his showdown with Leicester to join London. In case of failure, the English look to the Manchester United side to recover Harry Maguire during an exchange with Christian Pulisic. Asked yesterday about the transfer market, Tuchel was clear. “Sign another midfielder? We have Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Kovacic… some of them are injured. Where to find another midfielder?
He then tried to dodge questions about the arrival of a reinforcement in the central axis. “I don’t know. We have to wait. The transfer window is still open. It’s late and we have to focus on what we have and what we can do.”. Todd Boehly’s club, who had promised a crazy transfer window, still have ten days to complete the final files and offer Thomas Tuchel the team he dreams of. The Blues, who face Leicester (Aug 27) and then Southampton (Aug 30) at the end of the transfer window, hope they will have new elements to include in their eleven by then. But as in the green rectangle, the Blues have been struggling in the transfer window for weeks…
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