Leeds 0-0 Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel’s Tactical Tweak Fails

Chelsea were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw away at Leeds – in which Thomas Tuchel’s tactical gamble failed to pay off.  

Tuchel surprised many with his team selection at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, first by deploying Kai Havertz as a false nine and then by seemingly switching from his preferred 3-4-2-1 formation to a 4-3-3.

While he has restored a sense of defensive order and conjured up some terrific results since taking charge, they are yet to score more than two goals in a game.

In the second half, Pulisic also failed to capitalise on some decent openings of his own and instead sent a couple of tame efforts into the hands of Meslier.

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Tuchel brought Timo Werner and Reece James on with 20 minutes remaining and appeared to revert to his typical 3-4-2-1 formation, yet it failed to inspire the Blues to a late victory in West Yorkshire.

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