Thomas Tuchel will assume responsibility for his first Champions League game as Chelsea chief when his side travel to Bucharest to meet La Liga pioneers Atletico Madrid in the primary leg of their last 16 tie.
Confronting Atletico was an overwhelming suggestion when the draw was made, however with Diego Simeone’s side on a run of one win in their last four games, Tuchel will smell blood and should exploit the circumstance.
Here’s the manner by which he should set his side up.
- Goalkeeper and protectors
Edouard Mendy (GK) – Kepa Arrizabalaga played the last Champions League game, however he’ll be dropped back to the seat for this one.
Cesar Azpilicueta (CB) – Surprisingly viable as a covering community back, Azpilicueta has been noteworthy in Tuchel’s framework and will probably hold his place.
Thiago Silva (CB) – Having missed the last four games, anticipate that the veteran Brazilian should return into the overlap on a tremendous night for the club. He was back in preparing a week ago and they will require his experience.
Antonio Rudiger (CB) – Kurt Zouma made his first Premier League start under Tuchel last break, yet he didn’t do what’s necessary to persuade the manager to seat Rudiger.
- Wing-backs and midfielders
Reece James (RWB) – More of a characteristic protector than Callum Hudson-Odoi, James will be depended upon to keep Atletico’s interesting advances under control.
Mateo Kovacic (CM) – We definitely know the amount Tuchel loves Kovacic. Despite the fact that he wasn’t extraordinary against Southampton, he’s most likely actually going to keep his place here.
N’Golo Kante (CM) – One of Kante’s best exhibitions in a Chelsea shirt left away to Atletico in 2017, and Tuchel will expect something comparative here.
Ben Chilwell (LWB) – Marcos Alonso wasn’t extraordinary against Southampton, so Tuchel should hope to allow Chilwell to dazzle.
Bricklayer Mount (AM) – Mr Chelsea. Mount’s ground breaking and high press will be significant to destabilizing Atletico’s strong guard.
Timo Werner (AM) – Werner’s new resurgence slowed down against Southampton, yet he actually has the right to keep his spot in the group, especially with no one else truly having a special interest.
Olivier Giroud (ST) – Tammy Abraham looked both ill suited and awkward against Southampton, so Giroud seems like the more secure alternative. His four-objective take against Sevilla prior in the opposition is still new in the memory.