CHELSEA completed their transfer dealings this summer with the loan capture of Saul Niguez.
The Blues agreed to pay Atletico Madrid £4.5m up front, with the option to make it a permanent move for £40m at the end of the season.
Saul Niguez has joined Chelsea on loan from Atletico MadridCredit: Getty
How Tuchel fits all his stars together is anyone’s guess, and there could well be some outgoings in January from a squad valued at around £800MILLION.
Here, SunSport runs through three possible starting XIs with Niguez in each, although there could be many more likely line-ups going forward.
Tuchel seems to favour a back three with wing-backs.
Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta look likely to be bagging the three spots at the back.
A rejuvenated Marcos Alonso on the left and Reece James on the right would be decent bets to rack up a few assists.
Niguez would sit in the midfield with Jorginho, with Mason Mount and the in-form Kai Havertz ahead.
And of course Lukaku would be the focal point.
Tuchel’s wing-back formation is the selected tactics on our second XI.
But the midfield this time incorporates the brilliant N’Golo Kante. But with Jorginho and Niguez in the middle too, it could be a little TOO defensive for Tuchel.
Mount is the man tasked with backing up Lukaku up top.
Thiago Silva makes his entry into the team with our third option, alongside Rudiger at the heart of the defence.
Ben Chilwell bags the left-back slot, with James on the right.
Niguez is again alongside Jorginho and Kante in the classy-looking midfield, with Mount and Havertz adding the attacking edge to that part of the pitch.
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