Thomas Tuchel reveals his plan for Marc Cucurella & Ben Chiwell

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been speaking about his plan for using both Marc Cucurella and Ben Chiwell.

Chelsea raised eyebrows this summer by spending another £50 million+ on another left wing-back.

In 2020, the Blues paid big money to sign Ben Chilwell and two years on, they dropped another big sum on Marc Cucurella.

The German coach has now left supporters guessing as to who he will start in the left wing-back spot.

Tuchel’s plan for Cucurella-Chiwell

Tuchel has revealed that Cucurella and Chilwell are likely to be competing for the same spot in the team.

However, given Cucurella’s versatility, if the Blues were to line up with three central defenders, the Spaniard could play in the three.

So far, Chilwell started against Everton and Cucurella started against Tottenham, with both times Chelsea setting up with three centre-backs.

The Spurs game could be a good indication that Tuchel sees Cucurella as his preferred option.

Speaking about the competition between Cucurella and Chilwell, Tuchel admitted: “I would say if we play a back four they are competing for the same place.

“If we play a back five, not 100%. Ben is a clear wing-back and Marc is both.

“He can play in the back three and as a wing-back.”

Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.

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