The art of The German visionary Thomas Tuchelপোস্টটি ২৪৫ বার পঠিত হয়েছে
On the left of the front three, Harry Kane noticed Son operating in the middle and lo Celso at the right. Son moved between pressing the shadow of Thiago Silva and blocking a pass to Jorginho, a vital part of it, as Chelsea could not penetrate the line so easily.
Spurs' 4-3-3 form had the advantage of being able to overload when one team had more players in a specific area or zone than the other. While in possession, he was able to compress space on Chelsea's wing-backs. Dele Alli could mark the ten as Mason Mount went deeper, while Pierre-Emile Hjbjerg pressured Jorginho to prevent a free man being created in possession.
Tottenham resembled a 4-3-2-1 formation when in possession. Despite the fact that Spurs players appeared to be clustered, especially on the left, Nuno's squad was able to move the ball effectively between phases thanks to the energetic movements of the strikers combined with the wide central midfielders who were always in space.
Chelsea re-entered the game after twenty minutes with more phases of their own. Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz formed a front two in their defensive block, while Mount shielded Hjbjerg, who dropped between the center-backs on several building phases. Chelsea had set up in a 3-4-1-2/5-2-3 defensive block until the half-hour mark, but that altered.
Tottenham's passing sequences had shifted from vertical to lateral. Spurs were able to break through once, owing to a similar sequence involving Hjbjerg, Ndombele, and Lo Celso, which put Son one-on-one with Arrizabalaga, but the goalkeeper was able to close the gap swiftly. Spurs would only record two minutes for the next hour.
At the start of the second half, Tuchel bolstered his defensive stability by replacing Mount with N'Golo Kanté. Chelsea had fixed their problems with Spurs' advancement, but now it was time to carve through Tottenham's press, particularly their counterpressing problems.
When the ball was returned to the center-backs, Spurs strikers pressed hard without being backed up by the midfielders, creating passing lanes forward. Two consecutive passes to Marcos Alonso were made down the left wing, the first from Jorginho, stretching the defensive line even further, and the second from Silva, setting up a wonderful volley from Alonso.
Tuchel reinforced defensive stability, at the start of the second half, as Mount was replaced by N’Golo Kanté. Chelsea had solved their issues against Spurs’ forms of progression, but now it was time to carve through Tottenham’s press, more notably the issues in their counterpressing.
Chelsea were also able to profit from the third man runs that Kanté offered, as Spurs counterpress struggled to handle their opponent’s early phases. A few minutes into the second half and Chelsea got their goal. Alonso’s outswinger was met by Thiago Silva, who was curiously marked by Alli on corner kicks.
Nuno attempted to gain back control with a double substitution, just after the hour mark. Ndombele and Lo Celso were replaced by Oliver Skipp and Bryan Gil, which resulted in Tottenham moving into a 4-2-3-1/4-2-4 in possession.
The change to a double pivot saw Spurs switch their focus to building more down the channels, but they couldn’t find a solution against Chelsea’s 5-3-2 medium block. The ball circulated amongst the center-backs and double pivot before the full-backs got into possession on the halfway line, but although Kane, Alli and Gil continued to drop into space, no openings were created and Chelsea remained in their compact block comfortably.
The last twenty minutes saw the most standard of performances under Tuchel, once they had the lead. Chelsea lowered the tempo and used their expansive shape to pass around Tottenham. Kanté’s third man runs continued to cause chaos, especially when Havertz roamed towards the right channel and pinned Reguilón deep, whilst Alli was occupied by Azpilicueta and Skipp occupied by Jorginho.
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