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Thomas Tuchel’s plan to play Werner and Lukaku together

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Ahead of Chelsea’s upcoming matches, Thomas Tuchel explained his plans for playing Timo Werner alongside Romelu Lukaku. 

Even though Romelu Lukaku just arrived at Chelsea FC, we are still wondering if he can play alongside Timo Werner from the start. Even though he’s been erratic since he arrived from RB Leipzig, there’s no denying the German striker’s speed and quality. Missing on the chance to at least try to play him next to Lukaku is obviously not what Thomas Tuchel wants. During the most recent press conference ahead of the Blues’ Carabao Cup against Aston Villa.

After that, they have a crucial Premier League match against Manchester City. It appears Tuchel has a plan to play Lukaku and Werner together against Guardiola’s men at some point. During the last London Derby against Spurs, Timo got on the pitch with nine minutes left on the clock and he had an instant impact on the game. His plan is to use the German striker as a winger when Lukaku is occupying all that space inside the box. If his plans work out, we will get to experience one of the deadliest duos in English football. 

Tuchel explains how Werner can play with Lukaku. 

Although he didn’t clarify if the upcoming match against Aston Villa will serve him as a chance to prove this theory. Tuchel explained the reason he believes Timo Werner can definitely play alongside Romelu Lukaku on the attack. Chelsea could potentially discover a massive attacking force if this plan works. Especially with the addition of other great players such as Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, and Mason Mount.

Here’s what The Mirror picked up from Tuchel earlier today: “He can play with Romelu. He did very well in the last 25/30 minutes versus Tottenham. It gave us a clear impression on how dangerous they can be together. He needed to brush off some disappointment from the Euros and the first few games. We know he can be more dangerous, more attacking threat. The stuff you don’t see, he’s more relaxed, more fluid in movements, more confidence in his movement. We hope he can show it tomorrow.”

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