Tuchel says he's struggling to work out Chelsea 20-year-old's best position

'I struggle': Thomas Tuchel admits he can't work out 20-year-old Chelsea player's best position

Thomas Tuchel has admitted he’s found it difficult working out the best position of Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin.

Anjorin, 20, is a Blues prospect that’s facing a very uncertain future.

The English talent was originally part of Chelsea’s squad this summer during their pre-season tour, but was one of the individuals that was dropped from the group and forced down to the youth team.

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Tino Anjorin best position

Chelsea manager Tuchel has made an interesting comment about Anjorin, highlighting the fact he still doesn’t know his preferred role.

“I struggle a bit to find the role where Tino Anjorin plays but we like him very much,” Tuchel said.

He’s an attacking midfielder that’s popped up in central and wide positions already in his short career, which included loan spells last season at Lokomotiv Moscow and Huddersfield Town.

It’s not unusual for rising talents not to nail down a position until later in their careers, but it’s a slight concern he’s left Tuchel scratching his head. He must be worried about being cut from the pre-season squad, too.

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Anjorin future

It’s been reported that the 20-year-old would be happy to leave Chelsea during this transfer window. Apparently, Everton are even lining up a bid to sign him ahead of next season.

With three years still remaining on his Blues contract, it’ll be interesting to see what the club decide to do with his future.

Anjorin got quite unlucky with injury last season to dent his progression, so perhaps another loan in the 2022/23 campaign would be the best way to aid his development.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.