Chelsea have scored three goals, conceded zero goals, and collected seven points in Thomas Tuchel’s three games in charge, and while we haven’t exactly been lighting up the scoreboard, there’s a strong sense of confidence and control and purpose exuding from the team at the moment.
That defensive solidity will be put under the test however thanks to the injury Thiago Silva picked up in the last game, and which is set to keep him out for an unknown length of time but certainly for at least this game. Kurt Zouma has also been dealing with a knock (as has Kai Havertz).
Andreas Christensen deputized for Silva in the center of the back-three, with Antonio Rüdiger and César Azpilicueta flanking him, which gave the backline a very 2017-18 look (Conte’s second season). Marcos Alonso has been enjoying the throwback to Conte-esque tactics as well.
Up front, Tuchel has been rotating more freely, but prioritizing speed over strength at the moment.
But that’s him. This is you. Choose wisely.