“Why sign these players?” – Thomas Tuchel to blame for Chelsea duo’s struggles, says pundit

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is not playing to the strengths of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, according to former Premier League forward Darren Bent.

The Blues have not quite lived up to expectations so far this season, with their title challenge falling away despite their success under Tuchel last term, and the exciting summer signing of Lukaku from Inter Milan.

Lukaku and Werner’s form up front has been a particular worry for Chelsea, and Bent thinks it’s simply a case of the club’s current tactics not working to get the best out of them, leading Bent to question why they bothered signing these players at all…

Chelsea could perhaps alter their game a bit in order to utilise the pace of Lukaku and Werner, but this is far from the first time the west London giants have seen top attacking players struggle.

A host of big-name strikers have joined CFC in the Roman Abramovich era, with the likes of Andriy Shevchenko, Fernando Torres, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain and others all flopping at the club.

Arguably, the only real success stories in nearly 20 years have been Didier Drogba and Diego Costa, though some players like Demba Ba and Olivier Giroud ended up being decent squad players.

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  1. That is the issue , City and Liverpool sign players that suit their style ,the way the team plays . And they continue to succeed.

    But Chelsea board sign players on their own ,some times players that are opposite to the way the team plays.. example, Lukaku.

    Now ,Tuchel is being asked by A top coach and a top manager like Darren Bent to change his style and adapt to Lukaku because he is Ronaldo mixed with Messi.

    What happened to signing players that suits to the team ,to gain consistent progress?

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