Thomas Tuchel gives his verdict on whether Malang Sarr can replace Ben Chilwell this season

Thomas Tuchel was forced to shift his line up around again last night as he looked for solutions to cover long term injuries.

He opted to start the game using a back four formation once again, just as he did in the first leg of this match last week.

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Chelsea went on to beat Tottenham 3-0 on aggregate in the semi final of the League Cup to setup another Wembley visit for them.

He selected Malang Sarr to start the game as a left back, and he actually played very well. He’s been good now in the last few games he has played and he has looked comfortable as a centre back, as a left centre back, and now as a left full back, giving more thoughts for Tuchel and more options.

The Blues boss was asked last night whether Sarr could be a left wing back option in the absence of Ben Chilwell.

“He can play full-back like he did today, in a line with a wide player in front of him,” Tuchel said via the Chelsea website.

“He can play centre-back or left position in a back three.

“At the moment he deserves to play. He has played well when he was needed. He is very well aware of his role. From there he takes what he can get. He needs to work hard and stay humble. He is doing good, he is solid, he is consistent and that’s what we needed.”