Two lessons Thomas Tuchel must have learned from the game against Charlotte FC

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It’s just pre-season, and the games at this point is about fitness first, so the players can get back to shape ahead of the start of the season.

Tactics, team chemistry and cohesion are also worked on at this time.

Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw with Charlotte FC, and it brought panic to many Chelsea fans.

There’s however no cause for alarm, as the team fielded by Thomas Tuchel in the second-half is far from a strong one, especially in midfield and defence.

However, there are some pointers for Thomas Tuchel ahead of the new season.

Attack: Chelsea definitely needs a striker. The signing of Raheem Sterling is a beautiful one, but without a proven goalscorer in the team, we may have the same experience from last season.

Lack of proficiency in attack was a huge problem for Chelsea last season.

Midfield: The Chelsea defence seems sorted out with the addition of Kalidou Koulibaly and most likely Jules Kounde. However, a little extra creativity may be needed in the middle of the park.

Chelsea often boss possession in the middle of the park, but creativity could at times be lacking in transition from midfield to attack.

The game against Charlotte FC showed glimpses of last season’s failings, and we can only hope it is addressed in the summer transfer market.