Thomas Tuchel takes his first tactical decision of 2021-2022 season already

The blues are back in action today as they take on Peterborough United this morning in a behind-close-door match. Thomas Tuchel’s side are set to play a back three in their first pre-season game in the Cobham, according to reports.

Tuchel has relied on a 3-4-2-1 system since taking over at Stamford Bridge and seen much success with the system.

Chelsea have been back in training all week, and today they play a very gentle, behind closed doors game against Peterborough.

As per Football.London, the German is set to stick with the system as Chelsea face Peterborough in a behind closed doors match.

It was previously reported that Tuchel was considering switching from a back three to a back four for next season.

However, it appears that the Blues will line up with the same system that saw the club lift their second Champions League trophy last season.

A different side is set to be used for each half of the game as the returning loanees and first team players who did not feature at Copa America or Euro 2020 will play.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, Marcos Alonso and Hakim Ziyech, amongst others, will feature for the Blues.

All the details

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When: Saturday 17 July

Where: Cobham Training Centre (Chelsea Training Ground)

Kick Off: 11am (UK)

Where to Watch: The game will be played behind closed doors and won’t be available to watch. 

What’s been said?

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson is looking forward to facing the Blues at Cobham, also confirming their travel plans for the match, as they trained at Cobham on Friday.

Darren Ferguson.Credit: PA

“It’s a game that has come at the right time for us. It will be a good test of where we are at. It’s obviously a big step up in standard. It’s a game against high quality players. I understand they will be using first team players so we will need to have our defensive shape spot on for a start.

“It also gives us a chance to get away for a couple of days. We will travel down on Thursday night, train at Chelsea on Friday and then play the game Saturday morning.”

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