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It was a great performances for the Blues as they won their match against Aston Villa at home in one of their prestigious stadiums.
Chelsea FC Manager, Thomas Tuchel has named his starting XI that will file out against Aston Villa in today’s Premier League encounter at Villa Park.
The Blues have had a turbulent campaign despite starting the season on a brighter note.
In today’s lineup, Thomas Tuchel opted to return Mendy to his number one position in goal. Kante has also been given a starting berth while Lukaku is dropped to the bench.
Here is Chelsea starting XI to face Aston Villa in the Premier League today:
Mendy, James, Rudiger, Silva, Chalobah, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi.
However, there are two errors that I noticed in the lineup which I would highlight below.
1. Starting Pulisic instead of Lukaku in the attack:
I still don’t understand why Pulisic is preferred over Lukaku in the attacking department. Pulisic does not merit to get the starting shirt and deployed as the main striker in the team.
2. Benching Kepa
Another selection mistake that Thomas Tuchel appears to have made is dropping Kepa Arrizabalaga to the bench.
There is no wisdom in handing the goalkeeping role to Mendy he would be leaving the club for AFCON tournament. I believe Kepa ought to have remained in goal in order to up his game.