Report: Tuchel was amazed by attacker's performance against Chelsea last season, now really wants to sign him

Reports suggest that Thomas Tuchel is keen to sign Anthony Gordon due to his performance against the Blues last season.

According to Mailplus, the German saw a player he could work with when the Toffees beat Chelsea late last season.

A big win at Goodison Park helped put Frank Lampard’s side on the right track for survival, which had seemed unlikely at points during the campaign.

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Gordon started that game, like he did nearly all during the business end of the campaign, starring again as the Blues were outplayed.

He had also made an appearance at Stamford Bridge earlier in the campaign, recording an assist as they rescued a late point back in the winter.

These first-hand experiences clearly had an effect on Tuchel’s opinion of him, with Mailplus claiming he was taken aback by his fearless attitude as well as his ability on the ball.

Tuchel amazed by Gordon

The potential signing has come as a surprise to many, with plenty of supporters questioning whether another natural winger is really what Chelsea need.

His goal record has also brought concern over whether he’ll actually strengthen the Blues, with them already struggling with having wingers who don’t contribute many goals.

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The Blues have so far reportedly had a few bids rejected by Everton for his services, although it had been claimed that they are willing to spend up to £60m in order to get the deal over the line at this late stage of the window.

There is just a week left of the transfer window, and the Blues are still looking to bring in a number of players to finalise their squad after what’s been a hectic summer.

They are still pushing to sign Wesley Fofana from Leicester City, whilst it appears a deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is getting closer.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released