Thomas Tuchel is plotting to ramp up his attack with double the firepower.
Romelu Lukaku’s addition gives Chelsea the option to field to strikers at once.
The Belgian forward operated in a similar system back in Inter Milan, partnering Lautaro Martinez up front. He can do the same with either Kai Havertz or Timo Werner at the Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel is very eager to get his attacking lineup going. He explained, “Every player wants to have a regular position he can fight for, I know this very well, but at the same time it can be also a huge advantage to be able to play in more than one position, because then you can be the alternative for more minutes. So there’s an up-side and a down-side.
“I’m very happy with Timo (Werner), Christian (Pulisic) and Kai (Havertez) because they have put a lot of effort and intensity into the team.
“With the addition of Romelu. We get the number-one striker and we want to have him on the pitch. This is very clear. If you do this kind of transfer, we are absolutely sure we want to have him on the pitch, but I think he will lift the pressure off the shoulders of the young guys, from Kai, Timo and Christian, because Romelu is the kind of personality who loves responsibility.
“I think we have now with Romelu the chance also to play with two strikers, like they did at Inter with him, or to continue with three strikers. We will see now how this works out and we will find a solution for the players around him.”