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Chelsea fans have mocked Thomas Tuchel after it emerged the Stamford Bridge outfit may be able to field a full XI of defenders from the start of next season.

The Blues continue to scramble for signings in the final days of the transfer window, with centre-back Wesley Fofana expected to arrive from Leicester, and the club going in for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.

It is expected Croatia star Gvardiol will be loaned back to the German club for the season before he arrives at Stamford Bridge next summer.

Tuchel has come under increasing pressure as manager after the Blues’ dreadful 2-1 defeat to Southampton on Tuesday night.

Despite spending well over £150million so far this transfer window with further outlay expected, the German has won just five of his last 14 games in all competitions.

If the two signings do go through, and with Levi Colwill currently out on loan at Brighton, fans raised the prospect of Chelsea fielding an entire outfield of defenders in a line-up next season with Eduoard Mendy behind them in goal.

Supporters across the Premier League were subsequently quick to poke fun at Chelsea and the under-fire Tuchel.

One said: ‘I’m actually starting to believe this is what he’s (Tuchel) planning.’

Another added: ‘We’ve got Super Thomas Tuchel, he knows exactly what we need, Thiago at the back, Koulibaly at the back, Fofana at the back, Cucurella at the back, Reece James at the back, Azpi at the back, Chilwell at the back, Gvardiol at the back.’

A further fan mocked the German about his style of football and said: ‘Tuchel took “Attack wins you matches, Defense wins you titles” too seriously.’

Meanwhile, someone referenced former two-time Chelsea boss Mourinho, with the Portuguese manager often criticised for his negative style of play. They said: ‘I’m not even sure Mourinho can do this.’

The full list of defenders that could be available are: Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Trevor Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, Josko Gvardiol, Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Ben Chilwell and Levi Colwill.

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