Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will be facing each once again in the coming week. The Spanish side will visit Stamford Bridge to play out the second leg of the round of sixteen ties in the UEFA Champions League.
The Blues are currently on an away goal advantage with their 1-0 win at Bucharest. Olivier Giroud’s astounding overhead kick means Chelsea are slightly ahead in the fixture.
Diego Simeone’s men are facing a recent slump in form but there’s no doubt about their quality in both attack and defence. Moreover, with many high-profile players returning, Chelsea will be up for a tough challenge.
The Madrid Derby once again showed why Luis Suarez is the best signing in the La Liga this season. The Uruguayan international scored yet again in a 1-1 draw against close rivals Real Madrid.
Thomas Tuchel is currently unbeaten as a Chelsea manager after recording yet another win against Liverpool. This takes Tuchel to eleven games unbeaten as a Chelsea manager.
The next challenge for the Pensioners is Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton. The Toffees are direct rivals for Chelsea in the race for the top four and can prove to be a tough challenge.
Marcos Llorente is on Chelsea radar
According to Spanish media outlet Todo Fichajes, Chelsea are keen on signing Atletico Madrid player Marcos Llorente in the summer transfer window. Marcos Llorente is one of the main stars in the Atletico Madrid team.
Ever since the introduction of Llorente at Anfield wherein he stole the show against Liverpool, Marcos Llorente has become a consistent performer for Diego Simeone’s team.
Marcos Llorente himself has had an extremely interesting career projectory. The youngster came to Atletico Madrid from close rivals Real Madrid and has succeeded. This is an extremely rare occurrence.
But Llorente is a very successful player at the moment. Only Luis Suarez and Joao Felix have managed to score more than Llorente for the La Liga table-toppers this season.
However, it remains to be seek if Thomas Tuchel will actually push for this deal in his first transfer window in charge of the club. Llorente could he used as a right wing back in his system.
Atletico Madrid are keeping an extremely hefty price tag for Marcos Llorente. They’re not willing to accept a penny less than €80 million which amounts to £69 million.
Llorente can be a good addition to Thomas Tuchel’s side as his versatility can be useful for the team. Tuchel likes to play in a 3-4-2-1 formation which utilizes two fullbacks.
Currently, Callum Hudson Odoi is the preferred choice at the right wing-back role but Llorente can also slot in there. Furthermore, Llorente can also play as a forward given his goal-scoring potential.
Thomas Tuchel is yet to make any big signing up until now at Chelsea but will certainly be focused to make some valuable additions to the squad.