Glenn Hoddle is a lovely bloke and he knows his football.
He had some interesting takes about Chelsea’s front 3 and the way they were used, thoughts which many Chelsea fans will have echoed.
Kai Havertz has lead the line before, but yesterday he was used out on the left wing. It didn’t seem to suit him, or any of the other players in the trident.
“I didn’t understand Havertz’s being out on the left, Mount on the right — normally he’s better on the left if he’s playing wide, coming in on his right — and Sterling down the middle,” the former Chelsea midfielder and manager said in quotes picked up by Optus Sport.
Time will tell what Tuchel’s plans are for the team as a whole, but this looks like maybe his first choice front line. He looks pretty done with Hakim Ziyech as a starter, and both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner look set to leave.
So Mount-Sterling-Havertz is going to be the trio moving forward, unless something surprising like Armando Broja breaking into the team happens. Until then, it’s down to Tuchel to work out how best to deploy this current trio.