Chelsea forward who was not rated by Tuchel could thrive in new position under Graham Potter – opinion
With Graham Potter’s hiring as Chelsea manager, many of the current squad will be looking forward to a fresh start at Stamford Bridge.
While Thomas Tuchel was undoubtedly a fantastic man to lead the Blues, reports were beginning to break that his relationship with some of the first team was beginning to fracture, with those not guaranteed to be starting seemingly falling out with the German.
This has been reported to be true of the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic, although the American should feel that he especially has a great chance to announce himself as an important player for the club again.
Potter has been known for developing players to feature in unnatural positions, with there being no more an obvious example than what Brighton fans have seen happen with Leandro Trossard.
Pulisic could impress Potter
One of Potter’s most reliable and best performers, the Belgian was a consistent performer on the left of the attack in the first couple of seasons under the Englishman.
However, since last season the 47-year-old has deployed him as a unique inverted wing-back, which is a position that thrives in the Brighton setup given they play a three-back system.
Chelsea’s best performances undoubtedly have come when they line up with three centre-backs, so that system is likely to stay under the new man in charge.
Despite competition being stiff in the wing back roles, it may open up an avenue for Pulisic to prove his versatility to Potter, with that being a trait the manager has been seen to admire in his players.
While other players that were left out in the cold by Tuchel will be desperate to get going under the new manager, with them ready to hopefully shake up what had been seen as the starting side under the German.