3 Ways Chelsea Would Line Up With Kounde In Tuchel’s Preferred Formation

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is likely to be a Chelsea player before the start of the new season, according to lots of multiple credible sources, including Fabrizio Romano.

With the Blues closing in on a deal for the £54m-rated French defender, we have outlined 3 tactical formations Thomas Tuchel can play with the 22-year-old in his defense.

Option 1: 3-4-3 with Kounde

3 Ways Chelsea Would Line Up With Kounde

Thomas Tuchel has been playing with a back 3 all summer, and we saw him play that system a lot last season. He even used it in the Champions League final against Man City.

Kounde could slot right into Tuchel’s 3-pronged rearguard. That would mean lesser minutes for Christensen, Zouma, or even Rudiger if he’s not sold.

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Option 2: Jules Kounde As Wing-Back

The Frenchman played just one game for France at the Euros, a 2-2 draw against Portugal where he featured on the right-wing.

Given Tuchel’s admiration for attacking wing-backs, Kounde could battle Azpilicueta and James for a starting right-wing-back position.

Option 3: Kounde In A Back 4

If Tuchel decides to play a traditional flat back 4 (unlikely but possible), Kounde could be one square peg in a square hole for the Blues gaffer.

Meanwhile, signing the fleet-footed defender would be a clear statement of intent from the Blues. It’ll definitely add some more glue to our backline.

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