Chelsea announced the departure of Thomas Tuchel, the second Premier League manager to leave the club in 2022/23.

The dismissal comes after the Blues’ UEFA Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday.

However, Chelsea has already named a replacement in Graham Potter.

The Blues are in action in Gameweek 7, with a midday kick-off at Craven Cottage against fellow west London club Fulham.

Tuchel’s old team will then face Liverpool in Gameweek 8.

Gameweeks 9-12 are arguably the greatest opportunity to pounce on any Chelsea assets if their performances and results improve following the appointment of Potter, since some tougher tests follow before the World Cup.


Tuchel used a wing-back system for the majority of his time in charge, so Graham Potter’s favoured formation will be worth considering.

We’re used to seeing Reece James (£6.0m) and Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) given the freedom to attack as wing-backs in Tuchel’s 3-4-2-1, but will the switch to a back four curtail their attacking instincts?

Tuchel’s preference for rotation was one of the most vexing aspects of his regime – not that he is alone in the English top division.

In all honesty, with Chelsea playing twice a week, every week until the World Cup, it’s impossible to envision how the former Brighton manager would take over without chopping and altering to some level.

We’re interested in both preferred formation and preferred style of play Potter will bring.

He may have his own ideas on who should get more significant playing time.

The Blues have some budget FPL assets in Christian Pulisic (£5.7m), Hakim Ziyech (£5.7m), and Armando Broja (£5.3m) who were peripheral under Tuchel but could possibly be given a new lease of life under the English manager.

Given Edouard Mendy’s (£4.9m) recent troubles, may Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.4m) receive a closer look?

Chelsea football club is about to get a whole lot interesting with Potter at the helm.

Only time will tell how Potter will fare at the London club and that will he be given enough time to implement his philosophy and ideas!