One of the next big matches in the ongoing English Premier League is the London derby between Arsenal vs Chelsea as the Blues could continue their impressive run in the new season.
In his press conference earlier this week, Thomas Tuchel announced that Lukaku should be ready to make his first Chelsea appearance since 2014 against Arsenal on Sunday.Photo credit: Twitter/@ChelseaFc
The German tactician was quoted as saying, “We will prepare him to be ready for Arsenal, and hopefully he can be on the pitch”.
In this article, we’ll be looking at a possible way Tuchel could set up his starting XI with the Belgian International for Sunday’s game. Let’s have a look:
Thomas Tuchel might have to settle for the 3-5-2 formation on Sunday in order to bring the best out of the 28-year-old star.Photo credit: Twitter/@ChelseaFC
With this formation, Chelsea will have the chance to play with two strikers, just like Conte did with Lukaku and Martinez at Inter.
The formation will also give the Blues a defensive balance, as well as a lethal threat on the counterattack
Romelu Lukaku could form an attacking partnership with Kai Havertz upfront.Photo credit: Jungsa Football
As for the midfield, Mason Mount should play as an attacking midfielder while Ngolo Kante and Kovacic occupy the double pivot positions.
In this case, Ben Chilwell and Reece James should play as wing-backs.
Jorginho is also an option for the Blues in the double-pivot position.
As for the backline, Azpilicueta could form a central defensive trio with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
Eduardo Mendy is expected to keep his place between the sticks come Sunday.
Here’s an illustration of the possible lineup below:Photo credit: Mirror UK
A lot is surely expected from Lukaku because of his enormous price tag. The 28-year-old, who scored 24 goals in the Serie A last season with Inter Milan, will be hoping for a similar impact when he marks his return to action in the royal blue shirt.