Should Tuchel change his formation for Leicester City game? Read what he has to say

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has often fielded a 3-4-3 system since his appointment as Chelsea manager.

In his first season at the club, Tuchel guided Chelsea to the Champions League trophy, with the 3-4-3 system.

Since then, Tuchel’s tactics have been found out at times, and his system was badly exposed in the 3-0 defeat to Leeds United last weekend.

N’Golo Kante’s presence in midfield has also been a huge plus for Chelsea, and the team has suffered without him at times.

Speaking to the media today, Tuchel has insisted that he won’t tinker with the system which has brought him success during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel doesn’t think Kante’s absence is enough reason for a change in formation, although he admits that there might be a slight change.

Tuchel said in his press conference: “If we build another system I don’t know. We have trust in our players and it will be in the same system we played unfortunately many games without him.

“The structure will be slightly different because every player is a bit different and that is the challenge to adapt to this and use different players differently but to change completely because N’Golo isn’t there I don’t think so.”

Speaking about Kante, Tuchel said: “For N’Golo it’s difficult to replace him, he’s unique.

“We were full of hope after the pre-season because we built his pre-season very individually and he had a long pre-season.

“He felt good since many years he felt very very strong that he’d had a enough rest to be the player that he can be for us.

“We started with one game every week so the hopes were very high that he could play consistently for us.”