He’s a mistake player – Journalist claims Tuchel signed the wrong defender for Chelsea

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Following the departure of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen from Chelsea last season, former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel went on to sign two new centre-backs Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly.

The 31-year-old Senegal international has however struggled since a fine debut performance against Tottenham.

Journalist Ivan Zazzaroni has now claimed that Chelsea had signed a mistake-prone player.

“Kim Min-Jae is stronger than Kalidou Koulibaly,” Area Napoli report him saying.

“The South Korean is stronger not because potentially or in absolute values he is, but because he makes fewer mistakes, especially compared to the latest Kalidou Koulibaly seen in England wearing the Chelsea shirt.

“Physically and technically, we know Koulibaly, but in the Premier League, for example, he is now doing badly.

“As Sarri used to say, Kalidou has the ‘built-in blunder’ and has retained this characteristic.

“Kim Min-Jae, on the other hand, doesn’t make mistakes, he is more linear and less powerful than the Senegalese, but with his head he takes them all, he holds his position well and all the clubs in Europe wanted him.”