“Could be changing formations” – Thomas Tuchel potentially planning changes

Chelsea are getting ready to face Malmo in the Champions League group stages tomorrow night.

Thomas Tuchel and Reece James have just faced the media in their pre-match press conference, and the subjects were varied as always.

Tuchel expects Chelsea to respect their opponents and not take anything for granted, you can read every single word he said here at Si & Dan Talk Chelsea.

One of the other subjects was Chelsea’s problems in attack in recent games and Tuchel admitted that there are problems.

A potential structure and formation change was put to him and moving away from the three at the back. He agreed that it is something they are looking at doing and they are always working on different and new structures, potentially a four at the back system.

“Yes, yes and no,” Tuchel replied when asked whether he is thinking about a system change.

“We are always thinking about it, but is it really a tactical thing? Does it have less value being a tough team to play against? Of course we can take this step to put more offensive players but it is about balance and we found the balance and the main point is we stay active no matter what structure we play and the guys help each other on the field.

“We can create chances in any kind of structure. There are a lot of reasons why we stay in this structure. We must stay active and aggressive. It’s not only about creating chances against opponents playing deep and most teams are playing deep. We are looking for solutions and one solution could be changing formations, we will see.”

So, Tuchel is happy with his current setup, but they are also absolutely pondering a potential change.