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Tuchel lays out Chelsea's summer transfer plans as forwards continue to misfire


Thomas Tuchel has backed Chelsea’s misfiring forwards, claiming he has no plans to buy another striker this summer.

Chelsea have scored just 15 goals in Tuchel’s first 12 games and summer signings Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech have managed just one between them.

Tuchel insists he is happy with his attacking options and believes they will come good.

“In general I’m happy because we don’t only look at the output, how much they score, how much they assist,” said the Blues boss.

“Of course this is something, some statistic to which every striker is attached and everybody needs to have the mentality to cope with the pressure that comes along with statistics. It’s like this in high-level football.

“But I have to say at the moment everybody is working hard, nobody is lazy, nobody is taking their time outs when we’re defending. We’re defending high, we’re defending as a block.



Tuchel says he sees no need to bring in a new forward in the summer
Tuchel says he sees no need to bring in a new forward in the summer

“We’re still looking a little bit for the breakthrough for one or two guys to go on a run and score consistently.

“Obviously that’s not the case at the moment and we will not stop pushing and stop looking for solutions to create more clear chances for them.

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“That’s the way it is, but there’s no need now to reflect for the summer or reflect on solutions other than the solutions that we have.

“We have guys we are happy with and who have the potential to be more decisive, and we will try to help them.”





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