The Chelsea he bowed this Tuesday to Athletic of Madrid (0-1) in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions
League. And he did it thanks to a work of art by Olivier
Giroud, which annulled ‘the plan of the going’ of ‘Cholo‘ Simeone, which happens by leaving their clean sheet and who had previously suffered their own Chelsea, Bayern
City, Juventus Y Liverpool.
The London team remains undefeated since the arrival of Thomas
Tuchel to the ‘blue’ bench, having achieved six victories and two draws in eight games in all competitions, in which he has also left a clean sheet in six of them.
With his 3-5-2, Tuchel seems to have given the Chelsea the balance the team lacked with Frank
Lampard And he has done it by using players who barely counted for the former English footballer … And leaving multimillion-dollar investments in the band.
Kai Havertz, the most expensive of the summer
Before the ‘colchoneros’, the former PSG left on the bench two of the ten most expensive signings of the last summer market, in which the Chelsea It was the European club that squandered the most money. Kai
Havertz (80 million euros) and Ben
Chilwell (50,2) -this last untouchable for Lampard– they were not from the game in Bucharest, nor was it Hakim
Ziyech, another of the new ‘blues’ faces this year for which they paid 40 ‘kilos’ to Ajax.
Next to them they sat Kepa
Arrizabalaga (80 million euros), the most expensive goalkeeper in football history, Christian
Pulisic (64), N’Golo
Kanté (35.8), Emerson
Palmieri (twenty), Kurt
Zouma (14.6) and Willy
gentleman, who arrived free in 2017 at Stamford Bridgebauq.
Three homegrown ‘blues, present
Also the youth players Reece
Abraham Y Billy
Gilmour, for which they paid 590,000 euros to Glasgow
Rangers to incorporate it to the lower categories of the Chelsea. A total of … 385.1 million euros! what left Tuchel on the bench at the National Arena in Bucharest. A figure substantially lower than the eleven cost that the German coach put into the field of play, for which the Chelsea a total of 262.8 million. One more example that money doesn’t buy everything. Nor in the so monetized modern football.