Thomas Tuchel says to be a centre forward for Chelsea ‘is hard’

Chelsea are busy preparing for another massive Premier League match tonight facing Liverpool, just four days after facing second placed Manchester United.

The Blues would have liked to have taken all three points on Sunday against United, but once again they lacked something in the final third.

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They will be hoping that the forwards can penetrate the Liverpool defence tonight, and it will certainly be a different game as Klopp’s side will be a lot more open and offensive than United.

Thomas Tuchel has been speaking about Chelsea strikers, or at least what it is to be a Chelsea striker, and he knows it can be hard, pointing towards to the pressure of fronting a big club at the top.

In the extra media only section of his press conference yesterday, as prevailed by Football London, The Blues head coach was asked if it was hard to be a centre forward not just for him, but for Chelsea as a club as the Blues have had their fair share of dud strikers in recent memory.

“Maybe both,” he said.

“If you ask the players they may say clearly yes. This is it. To be centre forward for Chelsea I would say clearly yes. You have big names being centre forward for that club and the demands and the stakes are high.

“Everybody expects you to be a mixture of the best players who have played here as a number nine so the level of expectations are super high.”