Raheem Sterling Tells Thomas Tuchel His Best Position Ahead of Tottenham Showdown

Raheem Sterling Tells Thomas Tuchel His Best Position Ahead of Tottenham Showdown

  • Raheem Sterling has revealed that his favourite position on the pitch is playing from the wings, but he does not have an issue with how Thomas Tuchel chooses to use him
  • Sterling played as a false nine in Chelsea's first home game of the season and might continue doing so given that the club doesn't have a recognised number 9
  • The former Manchester City star is expected to be the star and point person of Tuchel's attack going forward

New Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling has revealed his favourite position on the pitch as he continues to settle into his new surroundings.

Sterling made his competitive debut for Chelsea last weekend when he lasted the whole 90 minutes in their game against Everton. A Jorginho's penalty was enough to give Chelsea maximum points.

Raheem Sterling, Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, winger, false 9, Manchester City, Everton
Raheem Sterling speaks to the press ahead of his first home game for Chelsea. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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But ahead of Chelsea's first real test of the season against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Sterling has shed light on a couple of issues in his first press conference at the club.

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The former Manchester City winger will be hoping to make his home debut when Antonio Conte's men come calling at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel used Sterling as a false nine away to Everton, but the English international is of a different idea, as Metro UK reports. Sterling has no qualms operating as Tuchel's false 9 but maintains that his favourite position is out on the wings.

As you all know, my position is mainly as a winger. Some of the time, I enjoy floating about and getting on the ball. In the last game against Everton, I played from the false nine position. And again, I’ll be most happy where I can be effective and help my team.

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It is a position that the 27-year-old might have to contend with following the exits of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. The remaining options are Kai Havertz, who is also not a typical number 9 and Armando Broja, who might take a while to convince Tuchel.

Romelu Lukaku reveals he thought he would be a hero at Chelsea

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has continued to provide insights on his failed time at Chelsea.

Lukaku joined Chelsea last summer after a highly successful season in Italy that saw him win the Serie A title.

Chelsea immediately made him their most-expensive signing of all time. He was widely expected to be an important piece of Thomas Tuchel's attack.

Source: SportsBrief.com