Chelsea now set for 'big moment in Tuchel era' at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea‘s move for Manchester City star Raheem Sterling feels like a “big moment” in the Thomas Tuchel era, says journalist Dean Jones.

The Blues are inching closer to signing the England international after agreeing personal terms with him.

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What is the latest news involving Sterling?

On Wednesday, The Telegraph reported that Chelsea and Sterling had reached an agreement over a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

According to the same outlet, he is set to become the highest-paid player at the club, earning a slight increase on his £300,000-a-week deal at City.

Sterling’s arrival will come as a huge boost to Chelsea, who did not score enough goals last season compared to both City and Liverpool.

While the Premier League’s top two teams finished the campaign with 90 plus goals, Tuchel’s men were only able to record 76.

In his senior career, Sterling has found the back of the net on 154 occasions, so he should help them out in that department.

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What has Jones said about Sterling to Chelsea?

Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Chelsea’s aim was to complete the deal this week and that this is a big moment in Tuchel’s tenure at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to GMS, the transfer insider said: “The plan has been to get the Sterling deal through this week – he raises the level as soon as pre-season properly gets underway. This feels like a big moment in the Tuchel era.”

How could Chelsea line up with Sterling in the 2022/23 season?

Since arriving in west London, Tuchel has mostly used a 3-4-3/3-4-2-1 formation. With that in mind, there is a good chance that the Chelsea faithful could see an attack of Sterling, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount, with the first of that trio starting on the left flank.

However, it has also been suggested that Sterling could be used more centrally, which would not be too much of a shock.

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The 27-year-old has played up front under Pep Guardiola at City – 28 times, according to Transfermarkt – while Chelsea, of course, no longer have Romelu Lukaku following his return to Inter Milan this summer.

Ultimately, it could be an option, though in a 3-4-3 that includes Havertz in the side, you would expect Sterling to start out wide.

Whatever the case, for Chelsea, Sterling is certainly an exciting signing. The Blues needs goals, and the £63m-rated star should be able to add that to Tuchel’s squad.

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