On 18th October it would have been a regular day for Malang Sarr at Chelsea But the gaffer Thomas Tuchel had other plans for him.
On the starting line-up surprisingly the name of Malang Sarr showed up as Chelsea were missing both Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger.
Malang Sarr at left-back displayed an extremely solid performance against Brentford. He leads the chart in terms of most ground duels won, clearances and interceptions.
In a post-match interview, Malang Sarr stated that “It was really good. I enjoyed it. It was a tough game but everything went like we wanted it to because we got the three points. It was tough at the end but we did everything to keep the clean sheet.“
Malang Sarr had not even been included in the matchday squad for Chelsea before yesterday. As Thomas Tuchel’s decisiveness paid off, it was a special night to remember for Malang Sarr.
Positional change for Ben Chilwell due to Malang Sarr!?
With a solid performance by Malang Sarr as left-back for Chelsea, things might take a turn for Ben Chilwell.
Thomas Tuchel prefers to have a defensive system rather than an offensive one. As Malang Sarr made his perfect debut, things might change for Ben Chilwell.
For Chelsea, the defence line seems better suited with Malang Sarr, Trevor Chalobah and Thiago silva.
This implies that Ben Chilwell like Chelsea veteran Cesar Azpilicueta will take up the role of a wingback rather than a full-back. Ben Chilwell has displayed his versatility for Chelsea. He has proven to be capable as a midfielder as well as a wingback. With Malang Sarr showcasing his talent it is highly probable that Ben Chilwell will not be dropped. But will be played in another role because of his versatility as well as offensive abilities for Chelsea.
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