When Roman Abramovich was forced to sell Chelsea football club earlier this year due to sanctions after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there were fears as to what the future holds for the London club.
Fans and everyone connected to Chelsea were worried about the uncertainty of the club but since the Todd Boehly led consortium won the bid to purchase the club, those fears have disappeared due to the investment and eagerness of the new owners to make this great football club even greater.
The American co-owner and his new business partners have made statement signings that proves they’re here to move Chelsea forward from where Abramovich’s stopped.
The signing of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and the imminent arrival of Wesley Fofana for a fee of about £200m including the impressive investment on young talents like Carney Chukwuemeka, Cesare Casadei etc, means Chelsea will only continue to get better and win more trophies.
With the transfer window still open for a few days, Chelsea are still in the market, looking to add more quality signings that will give Thomas Tuchel all the necessary tools he needs to challenge for all the big trophies this season.
As we wait to see who the club adds to the already fantastic list of players they’ve signed this summer, we should talk a little about the performances of the new arrivals.
Four Premier League matches have been played so far this season and Chelsea sit 6th on the EPL table with 7 points after recording 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat.
The performances of the three players that have featured this season as been very impressive and it shows that the club knows exactly what they’re doing.
The decision to bring Sterling to Stamford Bridge was a very smart one. The former Manchester City forward is a proven EPL star player and has the ability to improve the blues’ attack.
So far, his performances have been brilliant. His 1 assist and 2 goals in just 4 games shows he’s settled in very nicely at the club.
When Chelsea made Cucurella the most expensive left back in the world, many people were worried that he might not prove to be worth the amount the club paid.
But since his debut, the Spaniard has been sensational. His 2 assists in just 4 games shows Chelsea have got a very good player that perfectly fits their team.
Other than the unfortunate red card he received against Leeds United on match day 3, Koulibaly has been incredible for Chelsea.
In the 3 matches he’s played this season, the Senegalese has been a rock in defence and has found the back of the net for Chelsea already this season.
It is safe to say that, all the signings Thomas Tuchel has made have been incredible signings.For me, it is hard to decide who has been the best signing amongst them. If I had to choose compulsorily, then I’d choose Raheem Sterling.
We all know that Chelsea’s biggest problem has been creating enough chances and scoring goals.
Sterling has solved part of the problem so far as he’s contributed to more than 50% of the total goals the club has scored this season.
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
- MNU VS CHE: 4-2-3-1 Pochettino strongest possible IX that could help Chelsea defeat Man Utd
- Confirmed Chelsea line up vs Newcastle: Lesley Ugochukwu replaces Moises Caicedo as Palmer start with Gallagher in Midfield #NEWCHE
- How Palmer and Reece James Have Complemented Each Other in Chelsea’s Lineup This Season
- Chelsea eye double £156m transfer swoop as Todd Boehly faces Saudi Arabia questioning
- Chelsea XI vs Newcastle: Nkunku injury latest, confirmed team news, predicted lineup for Premier League today