Thomas Tuchel finally disclosed why his Wing-backs are more dangerous then strikers
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says the wing-backs in his system have the freedom to be ‘dangerous’ in attack.
Chelsea wing-backs Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso have scored eight goals
Between them already this season and have been heavily involved in our attacking process.
‘This is normally what any manager does in any team, that you try and not rely on any one or two goal scorers’ Tuchel said.
‘but at the same time, sometimes you wish also to rely on one or two consistent goal scorers because it gives you a lift,’
‘This is necessary if you want to reach the highest level in any competition”
“You need consistent goal scoring threats from your strikers.’
After Reece James’ impressive double at Newcastle on Saturday
13 of Chelsea’s goals this season have been scored by what are generally classed as defenders, including wing-backs.
‘I think this statistic will look a bit different if you interpret the wing-backs more as midfielders’
‘Because if you play in a back three it is not really a full-back position, more of a midfield position,’ said the Bavarian.
‘I would not call them defenders but they have to defend in some moments like defenders’
‘but they are more free to attack the opponents’ box than they are in the role as a full-back’
‘So it is necessary that they are included’
‘we bring them to the box at the end of our attacks and increase the goal threat’
‘I am happy when we create chances, and I’m happy when we have five or six players in the box to be dangerous’
‘In this system we play, it’s true that the wing-backs are there and have the freedom to be dangerous.’