Was Chelsea right to sack head coach Thomas Tuchel?

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) /
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Stamford Bridge, the home ground of Chelsea (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images) /

Tottenham Hotspur finished one point behind the Blues and was on the upward trajectory by the time the season ended compared to Tuchel’s CFC. It’s worth mentioning that the Blues was top of the league after 10 league games last season before injuries to Mateo Kovacic, Reece James and Ben Chilwell saw the team pick up one win in three games and drop down to third place before long.

Chelsea also went through the transition and change of ownership last season, which Tuchel handled with aplomb. There was criticism of Tuchel, but it was generally agreed amongst the fanbase that Tuchel was the right man for the job and he needed time and a few windows.

Criticism included an inability to get the attackers firing. Many fans insisted that Tuchel was solely to blame for the misfiring attack and the problem was his to fix. Some other fans insisted that Tuchel was blameless in the problem Chelsea had upfront because the attackers were not fit for purpose. In reality, Tuchel had as much responsibility in the misfiring attack as the attackers themselves. This is because Tuchel switched his formation to a 3-4-2-1 when he came, which meant that he deployed three centerbacks, two holding midfielders, two wingbacks, and three forwards. This essentially meant that the forwards that played every game had little margin for error as they were held responsible for chance creation and scoring.