Chelsea won the Champions League under head coach Thomas Tuchel last season. But Tuchel is not in the mood to play safe with the same players. He is planning to make new signings. It was clear that Chelsea desperately wanted to sign a striker this summer after the inability of Timo Werner and Pulisic to score goals. Jorginho was Chelsea’s top league goalscorer with seven goals. Therefore, they have brought Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea paid the Italian champions £97.5m for Lukaku, who rejoins the club he left for Everton in 2014. Tuchel said that he also wanted to sign Lewandowski and Haaland. But Lukaku in the front is enough. So let’s see how Chelsea could line up next season with Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku enjoyed the best phase of his career in front of goal for Inter Milan with 27 goals as the Nerazzurri claimed their first Scudetto in 11 years. Now he will aim to do the same for Chelsea.
How Chelsea could line up next season with Romelu Lukaku
Thomas Tuchel is likely to stick with his 3-4-3 formation that took Chelsea to Champions League glory.
Edouard Mendy (GK)
The Senegalese Goalkeeper has done more than enough to claim the position of club’s number one. In case of any injury, Kepa is already there for Chelsea. Mendy has kept 25 clean sheets and conceded just 29 goals in 44 appearances.
Cesar Azpilicueta (CB)
Azpilicueta, the club captain has made a roaring comeback in the playing XI. He has established himself as a regular in Tuchel’s 3-4-3 formation.
Thiago Silva (CB)
Thiago Silva is fan favourite and also the most trusted player of his coach. Thomas Tuchel and Thiago Silva both left PSG after the defeat in the final. They made a comeback by winning the Champions League together at Chelsea. Silva has become a club legend by lifting the Champions League for Chelsea. The former Paris Saint-Germain star is likely to continue regularly alongside fellow campaigner Azpilicueta next term.
Antonio Rudiger (CB)
Rudiger is another Chelsea defender who proved his worth and importance in the defence during the second half of the season. The German defender emerged as a key member of the Blues’ back line in their journey of Champions League. He will be the perfect man to assist Thiago Silva and Azpilicueta on the left side of a back three.
Reece James (RWB)
The youngster became a superstar by delivering amazing performance in the Champions League final. He is now among the best attacking right-sided defenders on the planet.
N’Golo Kante (CM)
N’Golo Kante is the main man of Chelsea. His presence in the midfield ensures Chelsea’s victory. He was awarded man of the match in both the legs against Real Madrid. This achievement is enough to prove his legacy. Kante will handle the Chlesea midfield next season.
Jorginho along with Kante was the reason behind Chelsea’s success last season. Jorginho was also in his prime with Italy and helped his country to win Euro 2020. Due to his quick injuries, he might be rotated with Kovacic, but he will be the first team player.
Ben Chilwell (LWB)
The England international adapt to the position of left wing-back very well under Tuchel. He is a player who can play at both ends of the pitch, he will likely be Chelsea’s starting left-sided defender for years to come.
Mason Mount (LW)
Mason Mount was consistent throughout the whole season. Mason Mount was named as 2020-21 Chelsea Player of the Year. He was also a crucial player in England Squad for Euro 2020.Mount was one of the only players Tuchel didn’t rotate out of his starting side.
Kai Havertz (RW)
Havertz clearly struggled in the starting phase of the season but he maintained himself good and booked a position for himself in Chelsea’s Lineup. He scored the winning goal against Man City in the Champions League final. Havertz will accommodate the striker from the right flank.
Romelu Lukaku (ST)
Lukaku is the most expensive player in history in terms of accumulated transfer fees. He is back at his childhood club after a successful season with Inter Milan. Romelu Lukaku might be the solution of goal scoring issues for Chelsea. The striker of Blues were struggling to find the net last season. Lukaku will surely excel at his second spell with Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel.