Hakim Ziyech, No. 22, Right Midfielder, Morocco
Hakim Ziyech has the ability to unlock any defense in the world on his day. Against Wolves, Ziyech played well as his exchanges with Hudson-Odoi on the right caused all sorts of problems. He pulled players out of position from the wing and then quickly released the ball to Hudson-Odoi who ran straight at his marker. Against low block teams like Burnley, Chelsea needs a player who isn’t afraid to put in precise balls over their backline. Ziyech will do just that and he should be grabbing an assist or two against the Clarets.
Jorginho, No. 5, Central midfielder, Italy
Jorginho is probably going to gain a lot from Tuchel’s appointment. The Italian midfielder was also linked to PSG where Tuchel was the manager at the beginning of the season. Against Wolves, Tuchel fielded Jorginho in a pivot alongside Kovacic. The pivot maintained the possession and was instrumental in the buildup play. However, it didn’t do much as far as creating chances is concerned. As the game went on, the number of side passes increased and the game became dull. Expect Jorginho to start another game against Burley.
Mason Mount, No. 19, Central midfielder, England
Mason Mount should be the first name on the team sheet every single game. There is a reason why Lampard was so fond of him, and Tuchel will find that out soon enough. Mount does things that might not look pretty to the naked eye, but they sure are a delight for a tactic savvy manager like Tuchel. The German manager has often emphasized on his counter pressing tactic and Mount is the one Chelsea player that presses ferociously. Mount must start against Burnley to provide the link between the defense and attack with Jorginho maintaining the temp.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, No.20, Left midfielder, England
Callum Hudson-Odoi was brilliant against Wolves. Most of Chelsea’s football went through the right channel where Hudson-Odoi started as a wingback. He seemed to thrive in the role and stretched the play wide for Chelsea. With Hakim Ziyech in an inverted position, Hudson-Odoi has the wing to himself and was never shy to take on a defender. It takes a lot of guts to field a young player in an extremely unfamiliar position, and Tuchel had the confidence to do that. What this shows is that he seems to believe in Hudson-Odoi immensely and the 20-year-old will definitely be a key player in the Tuchel era. Due to Burnley’s 4-4-2 shape, expect Tuchel to start Hudson-Odoi.