3 ways Chelsea can line-up with or without Lukaku vs Brighton

Chelsea will be back to action after losing to Manchester City in the weekend game. This time the Blues will play guest to Brighton away from home.

According to Thomas Tuchel, there are no new injuries in the squad, but Andreas Christensen, Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and, of course, Ben Chilwell are still out.

The boss was especially exasperated by the forward line after the Man City defeat, with Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku failing to justify Tuchel’s choice.

So, we take a look at how Tuchel can deal with this problem in the next game?

Option 1: 3-4-3 with Lukaku

Brighton are not likely to sit back, so Chelsea might have quite a lot of space in the attacking half – and this could play to Lukaku’s strengths.

Timo Werner came on as a sub against Man City while Kai Havertz sat out the last two games, so both of them should have fresh legs.

Option 2: 3-4-3 without Lukaku

Let’s say Chelsea are not giving up on Romelu but giving him a rest: the Belgian has played 180 minutes over the past seven days.

It could be a chance to try something completely different up front too, as all Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount should be eager to impress.

Option 3: Return to 4-2-2-2

It may not be about the quality of the forwards but about their quantity. One way to solve the conundrum would be to return to the formation that worked so well against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup.

That would also allow Lukaku to move more freely to the channels on the right wing, something he did to great acclaim at Inter Milan.

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