2 Ways Chelsea Would Line Up With De Jong and Aubameyang Finally Revealed As Transfer Is Agreed

Chelsea are pushing for the signing of two Barcelona players as Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are on the list of targets.

While neither deal is close to completion, it has been widely reported that Chelsea will do all they can to get these transfers over the line.

The addition of these two players will be fantastic for Chelsea and it will give Thomas Tuchel some different ways to line up. Here, we will analyze what these options can be.

Option 1: Continue 5-2-3 system

2 Ways Chelsea Would Line Up With De Jong and Aubameyang

Tuchel has played this formation for the majority of his time with Chelsea and there’s a good chance it will continue. De Jong will slide in right next to Mateo Kovacic, who is arguably Chelsea’s best midfielder right now.

While the two are a little similar in their traits, Kovacic can do the defensive work and this midfield pivot will enable a lot of ball-carrying through the central areas, something which Chelsea have lacked since Cesc Fabregas left.

Aubameyang slides right into his preferred striker role, with Sterling and Mount on the flanks

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Option 2: 4-3-3 with a balanced midfield

2 Ways Chelsea Would Line Up With De Jong and Aubameyang

This is the system that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have used very successfully over the last few seasons. Kovacic can work as the defensive midfielder, while N’Golo Kante and De Jong get more freedom to venture forward.

This three-man midfield can also see Kovacic being replaced by Jorginho – the roles are pretty interchangeable which gives Tuchel some flexibility depending on who the opponent is.

Chilwell and James will still be able to bombard forward and link up with the forwards. Christian Pulisic comes in as the right winger – imagine this front three with their pace.

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