Chelsea Depart For The Club World Cup

How Chelsea Have The Same Problem They Had 10 Years Ago

Chelsea are back in the FIFA Club World Cup after losing their final 10 years ago against Corinthians. The Blues are a different side to the side that lost to Corinthians. No player from that Chelsea squad is still with the club at the moment. However, even after so many years, the problem that caused Chelsea’s failure in 2012 is still there today.
Chelsea released the list of Squad players that have traveled to UAE for this competition.

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Chelsea Squad List

Marcos Alonso.
Andreas Christensen.
Thiago Silva
Ngolo Kante
Romelu Lukaku
Christensen Pulisic
Timo Werner
Marcus Bettinelli
Trevoh Chalobah
Saul Niguez
Mason Mount
Callum Hudson Odoi
Hakim Ziyech
Reece James
Cesar Azpilicueta
Kai Havertz
Malang Sarr

Reece James has been surprisingly named with the team.

Chelsea have a bunch of attackers, Players that are highly rated all around the World. However, their last match against Plymouth Argyle shows they have the same problem they did 10 years ago.

How Chelsea Have The Same Problem They Had 10 Years Ago

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The Blues have lost so many points this season because they have been unable to kill games off. The Blues had the same problem back in 2012. Plenty of attackers, and an expensive striker struggling for confidence (Fernando Torres). It is very similar.

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Maybe this time Thomas Tuchel’s tactics will help make the difference, but just like in 2012, Chelsea will be going against teams they barely know. It will be different from what they’re used to, and being unable to kill off games in short competitions like this could be costly.

Romelu Lukaku is struggling for form just like how Torres was in 2012.

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The Belgian striker looked plain against Plymouth Argyle yesterday. He could not score for the 120 minutes he was on the pitch for. Chelsea had 41 shots against Plymouth and 11 shots on target but could barely score two goals
The blues need to be more decisive upfront in other to win a competition like this.