3 Ways Tuchel Could Use Ousmane Dembele In Current Chelsea Team Finally Revealed

Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Barcelona contract rebel Ousmane Dembele.

Credible journalist Alfredo Martinez even claims that the Blues have reached an agreement with the Frenchman over a summer move.

If this information is true, then the 24-year-old would join on free transfer so Chelsea wouldn’t have to pay a single penny for the player Barca spent at least £96m on.

So here are two ways Dembele could slot into Chelsea’s starting eleven.

Note that we have not included Rudiger and Christensen into our lineups as both are reportedly close to leaving Chelsea in the summer.

Option 1: Three at the Back

3-4-3 is Thomas Tuchel’s trademark formation at Chelsea. He has used it throughout his time at the club and it has brought us the Champions League glory last season.

With two fantastic wing-backs in James and Chilwell, there is every chance Tuchel decides to keep using it when Reece and Ben return from their injuries.

In a 3-4-3 formation, it’s likely Dembele would play on the right-hand side of attack, forming an extremely dangerous link with Reece James:

3 Ways Tuchel Could Use Ousmane Dembele
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Option 2: Four at the Back

Back at the end of the last season, there was a lot of talk about Tuchel wanting to change his formation to one with four defenders.

He has recently experimented with such a switch, beating Tottenham 2-0 with a 4-1-4-1 shape.

Curiously, Tuchel used a similar formation in his second year as a Borussia Dortmund manager, the only season he worked with Dembele.

So this is how Ousmane would fit into this tactical formation if Tuchel decides to stick to it.

3 Ways Tuchel Could Use Ousmane Dembele

Option 3: Hospital Bed

Dembele is notoriously injury-prone. The poor lad has missed a total of 695 days through various injuries, knocks, and bugs since joining Barcelona in 2017. That’s literally half of his time at Camp Nou.

We’re not sure his injury situation would become better if he joins Chelsea. So there is a good chance he’ll be forced onto the proverbial treatment table if he moves to the Bridge.

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