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From Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Conor Gallagher: The winners and losers from Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea sacking

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Chelsea ahead Christian Pulisic, sacked supervisor Thomas Tuchel and proprietor and Chairman Todd Boehly (Picture: Getty)

Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea simply weeks into the brand new season.

In simply 20 months and 100 video games, the German definitely made his mark, successful the Champions League and Membership World Cup, however a current dip in kind, plus reported fallouts with gamers and the possession has prompted his shock dismissal.

As is the case each time there’s a change of administration, sure members of the squad will profit however others will battle as techniques, coaching and switch coverage are flipped on their head.

With that in thoughts, Metro Sport takes a have a look at the most important winners and losers of Chelsea sacking Tuchel…

Winners: The struggling forwards

Maybe Tuchel’s largest weak point at Chelsea was his incapacity to get the very best out of Chelsea’s many proficient ahead choices.

Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic have been essentially the most notable strugglers making only a mixed 21 aim contributions throughout 81 Premier League appearances.

Kai Havertz has additionally did not hit the lofty heights that have been anticipated of him, save for a couple of particular moments, however maybe beneath a brand new supervisor the trio can recapture the magic.

Hakim Ziyech has struggled since his transfer from Ajax to Chelsea in 2020 (Picture: Getty)

And will the brand new supervisor go well with his style-of-play, record-signing Romelu Lukaku might (lastly) make a triumphant return on the finish of his mortgage at Inter Milan.

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Losers: The ageing defenders

Tuchel nearly solely lined Chelsea up in a 3-4-3 formation, which not solely acquired the very best out of attacking full-backs like Ben Chilwell and Reece James, but additionally extended the careers of the older centre-backs, particularly 37-year-old Thiago Silva and 33-year-old captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Nevertheless, ought to the brand new administration decide to revert to a back-four, the pair’s lack of tempo will likely be exploited, as will summer season signing Kalidou Koulibaly who’s 31.

The addition of 21-year-old Wesley Fofana has eased this blow considerably however however any transition will take time.

Thiago Silva could battle to carry out at his finest beneath a brand new system (Picture: Getty)

Winner: Conor Gallagher

On condition that he solely began two video games beneath Tuchel, it’s unimaginable to say if Conor Gallagher would have succeeded beneath the German, however the early indicators weren’t good.

A horrible efficiency within the 3-0 loss at Leeds adopted by a crimson card towards Leicester had many questioning the 22-year-old’s capability, regardless of a implausible mortgage spell at Crystal Palace final season.

Nevertheless, Gallagher has been taking part in out of place as a defensive midfielder in a double pivot, fairly than the No.8 position he thrived in at Selhurst Park.

A brand new supervisor and a brand new formation might go well with the England worldwide completely, particularly with the World Cup simply across the nook.

Conor Gallagher’s Chelsea profession has not began nicely (Picture: Getty)

Loser: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

‘I’m actually comfortable to play to play for him once more,’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stated upon signing for Chelsea and reuniting with Tuchel, his former Dortmund boss.

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That reunion would final simply 59 minutes, as the previous Arsenal and Barcelona striker struggled on his Blues debut towards Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday evening.

Aubameyang had scored 79 targets in simply two seasons beneath Tuchel in Germany and his transfer to Chelsea was largely primarily based upon that particular relationship.

What lies forward for the 33-year-old is unclear, however one factor is for sure – Arsenal followers are loving it.

Tuchel and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang loved a fantastic relationship at Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

Winner: Marc Cucurella

In the summertime, Chelsea splashed £62million on Brighton defender Marc Cucurella, and he’ll be hoping to nonetheless be in Graham Potter’s good books.

That’s as a result of Seagulls boss Potter is presently in talks with Todd Boehly to take the reins at Stamford Bridge.

With stiff competitors from Chilwell for the left-back spot, if Potter arrives it may solely bode nicely for the Spaniard.

Brighton boss Graham Potter is in talks to be Chelsea’s new supervisor (Picture: Getty)

Loser: Todd Boehly

He will not be a Chelsea participant, however Todd Boehly has not emerged nicely from this debacle in any respect.

Having taken over the membership from Roman Abramovich, the American promised to run the Blues in a different way and ditch the cut-throat, revolving door-style coverage when it got here to managers.

That lasted lower than 100 days regardless of backing Tuchel with over £253m price of summer season signings.

Boehly appears decided to fully restructure the backroom employees on the Bridge, with the likes of Membership Director Marina Granovskaia and Technical Director Petr Cech getting the boot early into his reign.

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Time will inform if that is all genius or lunacy, but it surely definitely has not happy the followers and has given his critics much more ammunition.


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