Game one of the Tuchel Era was a bit of a damp squib, with a combination of throwback vibes both good (oooh, wing-backs!) and bad (death by passing volume) aplenty but no goals to speak of — at either end!
Obviously, the new man in charge has barely had any time to work with the players, which will probably be a constant excuse, but everyone signed up willingly to this circus. And he will now have had at least two more days to work with the players, so you know, nothing less than 5-0 will do.
In all seriousness, Burnley are actually in pretty good form with three wins on the bounce in all competitions, including wins over Liverpool (at Anfield!) and Aston Villa in the league. And of course they’re still Burnley, which explains why goalkeepers had to train with body armor today and why Tuchel’s demonstrating the crane kick in training.
On the plus side, we should have everybody available for selection, including N’Golo Kante.
Choose wisely. (Reminder: this is an exercise about how YOU want the team to line up, not about how you think Tuchel will choose.)