Thomas Tuchel to turn to Chilwell when he needs a spark from slow Chelsea

When it comes to picking a team to play against Brentford, a lot of decisions will make themselves.

One that won’t is who to play at left back. Thomas Tuchel has been loyal to Marcos Alonso all season, and been rewarded with good performances.

On the other hand, Ben Chilwell was consistently good for him throughout last season, and has only missed out this term because of how well Alonso has played.

If Tuchel wants pure continuity, he will go with Alonso, who has started every Premier League game but one this season.

If he’s looking for something different, he might give Chilwell his second league start of the season. We may have won our last game against Southampton, but we’ve not been firing on all cylinders this season in open play, and eventually our coach will be tempted to tweak his lineup at left back.

Alonso’s dynamism and goal threat makes him hard to drop for a team looking for a new spark, but unless they improve, Tuchel will have think about a change eventually.