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No doubt, Chelsea is fully set to boost or improve on their performance in the upcoming matches slated this month and any other matches next year.
Meanwhile, the Blues performances in yesterday match against Brentford shows Chelsea’s boss, Thomas Tuchel has strategized a new substitute rules to boost the club.
The English Premier League clubs had voted against the 5 substitutes rule on 3 different occasions. There are concerns that the rule will only favor the stronger clubs who have lots of qualities in their team. The EPL remains one of the few leagues opposed to the rule.
However, the EFL changed the rule in October. Clubs playing in the Carabao cup can now make 5 changes in the Competition. Thomas Tuchel used this rule to outsmart Brentford on Wednesday.
Due to covid19 and injuries, Tuchel has been limited to less than 15 first-team players in his last couple of games. To keep his players fresh, Tuchel decided to start 3 youngsters against Brentford. However, Things didn’t go as planned for Tuchel. He removed 2 of the youngsters immediately after the second half started.
In a premier league game, Tuchel will think twice before using two of his substitutes at halftime. With the 5 substitute rule, he knew he has the chance to change his whole set up and he did just that.
Introducing Kante, Pulisic, James, Mount and Jorginho against a tired Brentford team changed the game differently in the second half. Even Tuchel admitted he loves the 5 substitute rule.
In his word after the game, he said,
“We knew we could have 5 big changes with a lot of quality. They helped us a lot. I am a big supporter of 5 changes “.