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Chelsea eyeing “loopy” 4-2-3-1 boss who’d be an enormous improve on Poch

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The 2023/24 season has been a irritating marketing campaign for Chelsea, sitting in seventh within the desk, on 54 factors, having misplaced 11 video games out of the 35 they’ve contested.

The Blues additionally stay trophyless this season, having suffered defeat within the Carabao Cup last in February in opposition to Liverpool, earlier than falling on the semi-final stage in opposition to Manchester Metropolis within the FA Cup.

After such a disappointing time period, it is comprehensible that questions are being requested about boss Mauricio Pochettino‘s future, with the membership’s league place not reflecting the £400m spent over the course of the final 12 months.

It is a tough place to should attempt to gel a bunch of recent gamers and count on rapid success, however proprietor Todd Boehly expects progress after such hefty spending.

Regardless of spectacular victories in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United within the final week, the writing would possibly already be on the wall for the Argentinian, with the membership concentrating on a shock transfer for one in every of their former managers this summer time.

Chelsea concerned about shock transfer for former boss

After securing the membership’s second Champions League trophy, Thomas Tuchel cemented himself in Chelsea historical past – becoming a member of Roberto Di Matteo as the one two managers to win the European Cup for the membership.

Nevertheless, he was controversially dismissed again in September 2022, with the Blues quickly declining after the German’s departure – failing to safe any European soccer since he left Stamford Bridge.

Managers resembling Graham Potter and Pochettino have tried to fill the void however failed, with the Blues doubtlessly set for a reunion with their former boss this summer time.

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Journalist Florian Plettenberg has confirmed that he has two choices forward of subsequent season after his departure from Bayern Munich, with Chelsea and Manchester United two of the potential locations for the 50-year-old.

The Sky Germany reporter claims that Tuchel’s in “unfastened contact” with the Crimson Devils forward of the marketing campaign, however stays totally targeted on ending the season on the next with Bayern, with a transfer again to Stamford Bridge nonetheless a chance.

With Tuchel departing Munich on the finish of the season, Boehly and co ought to be doing all they will to persuade the previous boss to return to the membership, with the German a transparent improve on Pochettino.

Why Tuchel could be an improve on Pochettino

While the duo each function with a standard 4-2-3-1 system, it is clear from stats over the previous couple of seasons that Tuchel could be a greater match for the Blues than their present supervisor.

When evaluating the pair’s factors per recreation in 2023/24, the Bayern Munich boss clears the Argentinian, averaging 2.16 PPG, compared to Poch’s measly complete of simply 1.54.

It is simpler to say that the Bundesliga is a decrease high quality division than the Premier League, however throughout his time as Blues boss, the “loopy” Tuchel, as dubbed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, additionally averaged the next win proportion than the present boss, along with his 63%, 13% increased than Pochettino – who can solely muster 50% throughout his first season on the membership.

Poch v Tuchel stats in 23/24 and at Chelsea

Statistics

Poch

Tuchel

PPG (23/24)

1.54

2.16

Win proportion (Chelsea)

50%

63%

Trophies gained (Chelsea)

0

3

Stats through Transfermarkt

In his 18-month stint in England, the German additionally managed to win extra trophies, while working on a a lot smaller price range than his fellow supervisor, with Tuchel making a huge effect on the membership regardless of his comparatively transient spell in London.

Regardless of firing him over a 12 months in the past, the membership must push onerous and make a daring name to re-hire Tuchel, along with his system suiting the present crop of gamers, subsequently permitting the membership to push for a return to European soccer and battle for extra trophies after a few years drought.

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