Chelsea strongest defender gone, Kounde to be signed: ways Thomas Tuchel could set up his Chelsea defence next season

Following Chelsea's triumph over West Ham United, Thomas Tuchel announced that Antonio Rudiger has decided to depart the club at the end of his contract. The Blues were humiliated. Tuchel has used Rudiger's natural aggressiveness and defensive instincts to transform him into one of Europe's top centre-backs. That is why, this summer, he is anticipated to sign a lucrative four-year contract with Real Madrid.

Tuchel remarked after the defeat on Sunday that replacing Rudiger would be difficult. "It will be difficult." Toni has a strong personality, is an excellent leader, and has consistently played 50-60 matches over 90 minutes.

The academy path

Chalobah – Silva – Colwill

Many teenagers from Chelsea's Cobham academy have proved in the preceding three years that if given the chance, they can make the step up to the first team. James and Mason Mount, who both started last year's Champions League final, are the brightest lights.

Before joining AC Milan, Fikayo Tomori played for Chelsea. Tammy Abraham had double digit goals in each of his three seasons with the Blues before joining Roma. Billy Gilmour, Tariq Lamptey, Tino Livramento

Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Armando Broja are all attracting attention in the Premier League.

A mix of both

Kounde – Silva – Chalobah

Silva, a key member of Chelsea's defense, will be absent next season.

He is a strong contender for Player of the Season, having played the second-most minutes of any outfield player this season.

Tuchel's backline will once again be centered on the Brazilian. As a result, a back four system is unlikely to be continuously used. Alongside Silva, the German can still have courageous and forward-thinking center-backs.

That is Kounde. He has a progressive pass rate of 3.56% and a progressive carry rate of 90%. (0.91). (4.84).


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