Chelsea new gaffer Thomas Tuchel has sidelined all first team English Premier League players in his first game in charge of the Blues.
The German makes four changes for his first Chelsea line-up as the Blues host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge; Olivier Giroud, Hakim Ziyech, Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta all recalled to the first eleven line up.
The new Blues boss has opted for experience over youth to host Nuno Espirito Santo’s out-of-form Wolves in the 6pm kick-off, recalling Cesar Azpilicueta, Olivier Giroud and Jorginho from the side which lost 2-0 to Leicester last week.
Only one of the Chelsea academy graduates former boss Frank Lampard selected keeps their place in the starting line-up, with Callum Hudson-Odoi starting in what is reportedly a right wing-back position, with Thomas Tuchel said to be planning to deploy a back three, as was regularly seen under Antonio Conte’s reign.
Below is the team line-up:
Mendy, Ceaser Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Kovacic, Jorginho, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Calum Hudson-Odion.
It’s now thirty-five (35) minutes into the game, the scoreline remains goalless but Chelsea have highest ball possession with 79 – 21.