French defender can be the savior of Chelsea

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Chelsea fans are not be happy after seeing their opening game in the newly released English Premier League fixture.

Important players for Chelsea

This time the Blues are looking to defeat six time champions Manchester City. Although it is a difficult fixture, but Chelsea managed to draw with Manchester City in the 2023-2024 season. In both home and away fixtures Chelsea showed how to defend against top teams. Some players were important in these masterclass performances. This list includes Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling, Axel Disasi, Nicolas Jackson. Defenders like Axel Disasi managed the defence along with Thiago Silva. After Thiago Silva, Axel Disasi is the defender who can save Chelsea in big games.

4-4 draw with Manchester City was one of the best performances Chelsea had produced in 2023-2024 season. If the young French Defender can provide that kind of performance in every game, Chelsea can hope for top four finish. Axel Disasi has the most aerial duels and successful tackles for Chelsea. Now Thiago Silva has left the club. And the Blues have signed a new defender called Tosin Adarabioyo. So, there will be a lot of competition for the defence positions.

Potential Defensive pair

Now it is not clear that whether Enzo Maresca will play a back five or a back four defensive system.

If the new manager sticks to the back five system, the best defensive trio will be Levi Colwill at the Left Centre Back position, Axel Disasi at the right Centre Back position and Trevor Chalobah in the middle. On top of that Right back position will be open for Recce James or Malo Gusto and the Left Back position will be open for Marc Cucurella. This defensive line can certainly withstand attacking waves from world class teams like Manchester City.

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Axel Disasi have become a defensive leader at the back. He has made good bonding with his fellow defenders like Levi Colwill, Trevor Chalobah. This team chemistry always helps to understand each other’s game. Eventually their performance will be improved.

Attributes of Disasi

Axel Disasi is a robust, old school type defender. He has also the For the Blues he is the one who usually turns up in big games. For example, he scored a goal against Liverpool in the opening fixture and bring back Chelsea into the game.

So, Enzo Maresca has to pick up Axel Disasi in the opening fixture against Manchester City.

As per The Chelsea Chronicle

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