The stats that prove Jules Kounde could be exactly what Thomas Tuchel needs at Chelsea

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Jules Kounde could be the perfect answer to all of Chelsea’s defensive problems.

The 22-year-old could be set for a move to West London this summer as talks between Chelsea and Sevilla over a transfer are ongoing.

The Blues are keen to add players across the park, with the likes of Erling Haaland and Declan Rice linked with moves in attack and midfield.

But questions have been raised at the back too that Chelsea’s defence was lacking in many areas despite them winning the Champions League and securing a top four place in the Premier League.

Several Chelsea defenders could potentially depart Stamford Bridge this summer, with the likes of Emerson Palmieri, Marcos Alonso and Kurt Zouma among them.

And Kounde could come the other way to help solve some key issues.

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The 22-year-old is strong, versatile and has a fearless presence. He has confidence, flair, strong coordination, technical ability and while he may lack in aerial dominance, he could be exactly what Thomas Tuchel’s back line has been lacking.

Kounde also has such a passionate and strong mentality when it comes to succeeding – something any top flight club would admire.

As a youngster he had to see a psychiatrist because he had such a hatred of losing and struggled to cope with and manage that. That shows the 22-year-old’s dedication and willingness to succeed at such a young age.

It could be suggested that the youngster has already answered for Thomas Tuchel having the second best pressing success for Sevilla last season (45.5%), the most ball recoveries (312), the most aerial duels won (118), the second most progressive passes (141), the most interceptions (42), the most passes played in the final third (165) and the second most clearances (140) of any defender.

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The Frenchman’s passion and dedication to come out on top stands out to the fans.

Despite being linked with other clubs such as Tottenham in the transfer window and despite the Blues reportedly having their first £50million bid rejected for the centre-back, Tuchel will hope to bring the youngster to the Bridge this summer to strengthen and rebuild the already criticised Chelsea back line.

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Source by Football London

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