One chapter is over. Frank Lampard became the jubilee 10th coach who was fired by Roman Abramovich. That move caused a storm in England and resentment from Frankie's colleagues. The Blues turned to Thomas Tuchel in the hope that they would revive expensive summer acquisitions, find them a wire, and shake up the lethargic team.
The owners of the club will have patience, in the beginning, they had it with Lampard, but it didn't take long, while the public will note the minuses next to the name of the German expert and make a comparison with the results recorded by the playing legend of the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
The best way for Thomas Tuchel to calm the public and gain his favor will be to start tonight against the Wolves with a victory at Stamford Bridge (19.00). A mitigating circumstance for the German is that Chelsea will play the first two matches at home, followed by the first big exam - the London derby with Tottenham and he will face Jose Mourinho.
The Blues from London do not move until they visit Sheffield United, so Tuchel will have enough time in a crazy rhythm to get to know the team better, although, no doubt, he is acquainted with the possibilities of the playing staff, which was far from the upper limits this fall, and yet they are an equal competitor for the places that lead to the Champions League and he is far from everything being blown up.
Wolves lost last season
Tradition is with Chelsea, but also health bulletin and paperwork problems. The Wolves have not had a good experience at Stamford Bridge so far. The team from Molineux has not triumphed away against Blues since 1979, and in last year's match, the team of Frank Lampard celebrated with the goals of Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud (2: 0).
The Wolves show two faces when they play against Chelsea on the side and on Molineux. This season, the Portuguese colony of Nuno Espirito Santo beat Chelsea at Molineux (2: 1). The arrows of Podence and Neto from the 95th minute left the complete prey in Wolverhampton, and for the Blues, the scorer was again Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea slipped from the top to 10th place, and Thomas Tuchel is faced with the task of establishing a hierarchy, connecting connective tissue, and integrating a German duo with whose possibilities he is perfectly well acquainted.
A large number of German football players is one of the items due to which the Blues decided to hire Thomas Tuchel. Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are unrecognizable at Chelsea, they are a pale shadow of the players who shook the nets in Bayer Leverkusen and Leipzig from weekend to weekend across the Bundesliga pitches.
Also, there is Christian Pulisic who plays like the rest of the team. Pulisic established himself under the command of Thomas Tuchel in Borussia Dortmund, and everyone at Stamford Bridge certainly expects the mentioned trio to explode and start scoring goals.
The former strategist of Mainz, Borussia Dortmund, and finally Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he reached the Champions League final, is known for his flexibility and adaptability. It remains to be seen whether he will opt for a 4-3-3 formation or decide whether, like Lampard, in his last match against Luton in the FA Cup, he will play tonight with two classic strikers - Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner.