Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is aiming for Lucas Digne to fill the gap the Blues currently have at left-back.
The first choice option in this position, Ben Chilwell, is currently on the treatment table with an ACL injury, leaving Marcos Alonso as the only serious option to play in this position due to heavy game congestion in four. competitions.
Cesar Azpilicueta could potentially replace him, given his experience as a left-back in a back four. As Reece James is also injured, West Londoners should line Christian Pulisic out of position in order to balance the squad.
Tuchel had also previously said that Atletico Madrid star on loan Saul Niguez may be considering playing at left-back – but the Spaniard has been poor in the Premier League and Tuchel is apparently at the end of his rope with the player.
Saul has failed to measure up to English football since his first appearance against Aston Villa in the league. On that particular appearance, the midfielder was hooked at half-time and he didn’t improve significantly over time. Likewise, Tuchel would apparently not have been convinced by Callum Hudson-Odoi or Pulisic in the wide roles of a full-back. Of course too, given that both are attackers.
Worthy, however, represents a clever short-term deal.
The Frenchman has been at Everton since a transfer from Barcelona in 2018. The Lille academy graduate recently fell out with manager Rafael Benitez, who subsequently dropped him. His future is currently uncertain, although Everton may wish to fully assess the situation this summer.
For Chelsea, Digne would offer a good experience and dynamism on the left flank in cover of Alonso. Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico and AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez are also being considered for the role.
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