Chelsea started their Premier League campaign with an impressive victory against Everton at Goodison Park in the opening day of the league, they played a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge and lost to Leeds United 3-0 at Elland Road in their third Premier League match of the season.
The Blues are one of the title contending side in the Premier League this season, having shown their qualities against Tottenham Hotspur in match day two, but failed to continue their excellent form against a more organized Leeds United side.
Three of Chelsea’s new signing played against Spurs in the London derby, and also featured in the game against Leeds United.
Many fans express their disappointment with the outcome of the Leeds clash and secondly the red card that was shown to Koulibaly, which means the Senegalese will miss Chelsea’s clash against Leicester City this weekend.
Meanwhile, the summer transfer window will be shut down on the 1st of September 2022, and many Premier League clubs are still very active in the transfer market.
Chelsea have signed 6 new players this summer transfer window, the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Gabriel Slonina, Carney Chukwuemeka, Marc Cucurella and Cesare Casadei.
Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling and Marc Cucurella all played against Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United respectively.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly intends to sign more players to strengthen the squad before the transfer window closes.
Chelsea disappointing display against Leeds United could give Thomas Tuchel serious headache, and German could rethink the way forward.
Many fans might start pointing at Edouard Mendy’s howler as the turning point for Leeds United’s victory.
Others will slam Senegalese international Kalidou Koulibaly who ended his worst performance in a Chelsea shirt with a clumsy and unnecessary red card.
The Blues weakness could be seen in the midfield partnership of Jorginho and Conor Gallagher, the Italian plays better with a defensively-aware partner, Conor Gallagher is not that yet, so the Italian midfield maestro was constantly outnumbered in his area.
Jorginho lacked his usual calmness on the ball as well, struggling for accuracy more than normal.
Tuchel failed also to bring in either Ethan Ampadu, Carney Chukwuemeka , but rather brought in Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic and the Blues lost everything in the clash.
Thomas Tuchel should either bring in Chukwuemeka and Ethan Ampadu who have experience to play in the midfield position in absence of injured N’golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic.
MNU VS CHE: 4-2-3-1 Pochettino strongest possible IX that could help Chelsea defeat Man Utd
Today’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford is sure to be exciting. There isn’t a distinct favorite for this forthcoming matchup because both teams have shown inconsistent play this season.
Manchester United hopes to win against Chelsea after suffering an awful defeat to Newcastle United. Chelsea, on the other hand, is hoping to keep up their current winning streak in the Premier League by thrashing Manchester United in their next game.
4-2-3-1 Pochettino predicted starting IX
Goalkeeper: The Spanish international Robert Sanchez is expected to start in goal
Defenders: Benoit Badiashile, Levi Colwill, Thiago Silva, and Reece James make up Chelsea’s defense. Reece James is anticipated to start the next game, Despite his red card suspension that kept him out of the match against Brighton.
Midfielders: Cole Palmer, Moises Caicedo, and Enzo Fernandes are midfielders. As Conor Gallagher is out due to suspension, Cole Palmer will fill in at offensive midfield, with Enzo Fernandes and Moises Caicedo handling additional roles in central and defensive midfield.
Forward: Raheem Sterling, Armando Broja, and Mykhailo Mudryk are the forwards. Nicolas Jackson, who has been struggling, is replaced by Armando Broja, with Raheem Sterling on the right wing and Mykhailo Mudryk in his standard left wing position.
Confirmed Chelsea line up vs Newcastle: Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo as Palmer start with Gallagher in Midfield #NEWCHE
Mauricio Pochettino makes two changes to his Chelsea team for today’s game at Newcastle.
Benoit Badiashile comes in for his compatriot Axel Disasi in the heart of defence, while Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo.
Otherwise, it is the same starting XI that began the 4-4 draw against Manchester City prior to the international break
That means Reece James, Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella join Badiashile at the back, ahead of Robert Sanchez. Enzo Fernandezand Conor Gallagher continue in midfield, with Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer supplying the width in attack, either side of Nicolas Jackson.
Caicedo and Levi Colwill, who was injured during the recent break, are among those named on the bench.
Alexander Isak returns for Newcastle after injury, but there is no Sean Longstaff.
Chelsea: Sanchez; James (c), Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Enzo, Ugochukwu, Gallagher, Palmer, Jackson, Sterling
Subs: Petrovic, Colwill, Disasi, Maatsen, Caicedo, Matos, Madueke, Mudryk, Broja
Newcastle: Pope, Livramento, Lascelles (c), Schar, Trippier, Guimaraes, Miley, Almiron, Joelinton, Isak, Gordon
Subs: Dubravka, Gillespie, Karius, Dummett, Ritchie, Diallo, Murphy, Ndiweni, Parkinson
Referee Simon Hooper
How Palmer and Reece James Have Complemented Each Other in Chelsea’s Lineup This Season
Reece James just returned to action for Chelsea this season after recovering from an injury that kept him on the sidelines for weeks but the synergy between the Chelsea Skipper and Cole Palmer has emerged as a pivotal factor in Chelsea’s recent impressive performance.
Their relationship on the pitch showcases a dynamic partnership that has been significantly impacting the team’s overall performance.
One key element of this collaboration is the strategic placement of Cole Palmer in the middle, operating behind the striker.
This positioning capitalizes on Palmer’s unique skill set, acknowledging that he may not possess the blistering pace or sheer physicality to excel in isolated one-on-one situations with defenders.
Instead, Palmer’s strength lies in his ability to receive the ball on the half-turn, exhibiting clever passes that ignite the team’s attacking prowess.
Palmer’s fluid style, characterized by his adept use of pockets and floating movements, creates a symbiotic relationship with Reece James.
James, a versatile right-back, benefits from Palmer’s strategic play by having the freedom to occupy the wing.
This tactical understanding not only maximizes Palmer’s strengths but also amplifies James’s impact on the game.
What becomes evident in this partnership is Palmer essentially playing as a number 10, operating in a role that aligns with his capabilities and enhances the team’s attacking dynamics.
By strategically placing Palmer in a central position, Chelsea leverages his playmaking abilities, allowing him to orchestrate the flow of the game and provide crucial link-up play between the midfield and the strikers.
The tactical harmony between Palmer and James is not just about individual brilliance but also about how their styles complement each other seamlessly.
Palmer’s intelligent movements and distribution empower James to venture forward with confidence, creating a fluid and dynamic attacking unit for Chelsea
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