Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel is still looking for a potential target’s players who can apparently assist him transform his squad into serious title contenders to get quality players.
Thomas Tuchel does not want to compromise his vision, Despite the belief Chelsea could still spend big before deadline day.
The late trolley dash at the end of any transfer window has caused many clubs to drop their principles in a desperate need to resolve squad problems or hastily react to poor results in the first few weeks of a new season.
Although the focus in Friday’s pre-match press conference resolved around Sunday’s clash with Spurs at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel still had to bat away and neatly dodge a few regarding Chelsea’s intentions in the closing weeks of this window.
“We will not panic, and we will not try to sign players we are not 100% convinced,” Tuchel responded to questions regarding a fear that the deadline could pass without Chelsea getting all of their business done.
“All signings so far are fantastic signings and will help us.” Tuchel ended with. The German was asked about Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, two names who could arrive in the coming weeks, with several bids already going in to convince Leicester of a sale.
“We could use one more central defender if you look at the numbers and that we play with a back three.” Tuchel admitted after stating that “No matter how good your question, I will not comment” on Fofana.
Tuchel’s original statement on not panicking is one that you could argue Chelsea has failed to live up to before. And it is unknown whether those words will come back to bite Tuchel on August the 31st.
Tuchel and interim sporting director Todd Boehly have already passed an early test of this theory with Cristiano Ronaldo. Last month Boehly had a meeting with the forward’s agent Jorge Mendes, and then it became clear Ronaldo wanted to leave Manchester United, with Chelsea as a potential suitor.
But Tuchel turned down the proposal due to the 37-year-old not fitting into the German’s plans.
Fofana is quite clearly a player Tuchel wants, given the club’s aggressive approach, even if it takes a record-breaking fee for a defender. Frenkie De Jong and Aubameyang might feel a little less obvious, but in both cases, there is some logic given De Jong’s creativity and Aubameyang’s previous work with Tuchel.
Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater, two players who quickly became peripheral figures on high wages, Chelsea fans will still bemoan the closing hours of the disastrous 2017 window when the club splashed over £50m for.
No doubt, Chelsea have signed quality players like Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka expect to boost the performance of the club and we more goals for the Blues, even if it has been expensive.
Holding your nerve in the face of opportunity and reactive spending will be the final and potentially defining test of a dramatic period in Chelsea’s history.