According to Glen Johnson, Thomas Tuchel is filling the “hottest seat in world football” at Chelsea, with the German set to find that his “greatest challenge” at Stamford Bridge is to bring together a settled starting XI.
The inability to find a winning formula and pull out the best of big-money signings brought the reign of Frank Lampard to a close in West London.
After 18 months at the helm, a Blues legend has been introduced through the exits, with a weighty managerial baton moving in the direction of former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss Tuchel.
As Chelsea dominated possession against Wolves, his first game in charge presented club records, but only a point was taken from a 0-0 draw on home soil.
Tuchel made several improvements to his bow, both in personal and tactical approach, but Johnson says a range of posers would present the depth of talent at his disposal.
With a revolving door strategy at Chelsea back in place as they switch to a ninth permanent coach since 2010, Lampard was unable to find the answers to those questions.
Former Blues defender Johnson told CheltenhamGuides.com of Tuchel’s to-do list, “His biggest challenge will be finding his best XI.”
A lot of new faces have arrived recently, and it will take time for him to get to know the players. He’s trying to get an idea of the players he wants.
This was the problem of Lampard, so many good players came at once through the gates, but only 11 can play and there are quite a few similar players.
When a new manager arrives, everyone responds differently to whether they are playing, their age, and at what point of their career.
Some non-playing players rub their hands together when a new manager arrives to think they have a chance to demonstrate what they can do and they will be back in the squad, whilst other players who play every week will think ‘oh god’ and have to prove themselves again to the new manager.