Where do Chelsea need to improve this summer?
There is no question that Thomas Tuchel has improved Chelsea a great deal since he took the reins from Frank Lampard.
The German has so far taken charge of 20 games as Blues boss. In said ties the former PSG man has guided Chelsea to 15 wins and five draws, with his only loses against Porto in the Champions League (Chelsea still went through to the semi-finals on aggregate) and a somewhat bizarre 5-2 loss to West Brom.
Chelsea have also, for the most part, become a well-drilled defensive unit under Tuchel and are into the FA Cup final.
Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with teammate Timo Werner (right) during the FA Cup semi final match at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
Are Chelsea currently the finished article though? Probably not right now.
There are a number of areas that could perhaps be improved upon at present, with the most obvious the centre-forward spot.
For all their success under Tuchel, Chelsea struggle to score a lot of goals. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been particularly poor in front of goal. And with Tuchel continuing to opt against starting Tammy Abraham, perhaps the Londoner’s main focus this summer should be a centre-forward.
Chelsea not in for Bellingham
And, if recent word from Germany is true, that is exactly the position Chelsea are prioritising.
Chelsea were linked with Borussia Dortmund sensation Jude Bellingham earlier this month.
However, according to Bild’s Christian Falk, Chelsea are not planning a transfer for the 17-year-old this summer.
Falk adds that Tuchel’s priority is a striker like Erling Haaland or Romelu Lukaku.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) April 24, 2021