Reports suggest that Thomas Tuchel is keen to tweak his system as Chelsea manager in the coming weeks.

According to The Evening Standard, the German is considering shifting to a four at the back system in the coming weeks, operating with number eights as opposed to the current style of midfielders they have been using.

One of the players who has so far been a victim of the Blues’ system is Conor Gallagher, who has been looking to make his mark on the Chelsea team following his return from loan at Crystal Palace.

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The England international was one of the breakout stars of the season during his time at Selhurst Park, however has struggled to make an impact during his time back in West London.

His tough start was culminated with a first-half red card against Leicester City, leaving his teammates to dig deep to fight for the win.

System shift could help Gallagher

However, he has struggled to adapt to the Blues system in truth, and could see his career finally kickstart at Stamford Bridge if the Evening Standard’s reports of a system tweak are true.

The article does go on to say that the German sees Gallagher as the most like-for-like replacement for N’golo Kante, who remains injured following his departure from the draw against Tottenham.

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During his time on loan, Gallagher shined in a box-to-box role, with him winning the ball high up the pitch frequently and starting attacks, whilst also getting involved in his fair share of the goals.

He has been unable to really do any of this in his current role under Tuchel, with him picking the ball up in areas far more suited to someone with attributes such as Jorginho.

It will be seen tonight if there is another option in the squad who can fulfil the void left by N’golo Kante.

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