THOMAS TUCHEL will not make any drastic changes to his squad to face Real Madrid despite losing 4-1 to Brentford.
the Chelsea The boss said he didn’t even see the humiliating loss coming during the game and he was worried about that.
But he’s confident his side know what to do to respond – and that doesn’t involve big changes or impassioned rhetoric.
said Tuchel Chelsea’s media team: “A win is always the most helpful to prepare for the next game, so it’s a bit more difficult now because we have to digest the big defeat.
“We didn’t really see it coming, nor within the game, which is maybe the problem. I didn’t see it coming and the players didn’t see it coming, so I’m involved.
“So now we’re going to find a way to digest it and prepare for Real Madrid and Real Madrid will do what they want with that.
“I don’t think we’re going to do crazy things now and give crazy speeches or whatever.
“We’re doing what we have to do to prepare as well as possible for the next game, whether that’s it [against] Whether it’s a big name or a not so big name, we only have tough games in the last few weeks of the season.
“Now we have to do our things better, at a higher level, more committed, more mature and we mustn’t lose concentration for a minute because you can be punished for that in the strongest league. It’s very unusual for us, but it happened on Saturday.”
Thus, Tuchel will probably start in a known formation with proven personnel.
The top five to orchestrate the win real Madrid last season – Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz – could all be back.
Andreas Christensen could still be absent, meaning Cesar Azpilicueta is likely to remain in central defense alongside Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva concede four against Brentford.
Tuchel could shake things up by playing three in midfield, which could mean Werner out for Matteo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic setting the pace instead of Mount.
Chelsea have acted that way in big games against Manchester City and Lille this season but whatever happens, Havertz is sure to start.
Impressed by his performance against the Bees, Tuchel said: “I felt like he was our strongest player. He worked like a beast and was very dangerous. I’m very happy with his performance.”
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