Christopher Nkunku confirms his favourite position after Chelsea transfer

New Chelsea signing Christopher Nkunku has admitted he prefers playing as a striker rather than a midfielder or winger.

The Frenchman, whose long-awaited move to Chelsea was confirmed earlier in the transfer window, has played all across the pitch throughout his career.

He has played as a right-back under former Blues boss Thomas Tuchel while at PSG. He operated as an advanced forward in RB Leipzig.

It was his performances as a second striker which saw Chelsea sign him this summer for a considerable sum. 

But while many Chelsea fans are expecting to see Nkunku play as a 10 behind an out-and-out striker, the Frenchman has admitted his favourite area on the pitch lies elsewhere.

“My favourite position is striker,” the 25-year-old told club media. 

“I have also played as a midfielder, and these last years I played striker – I like this position.

“I want to be happy on the pitch and do some skills and protect my football.”

Chelsea have also signed Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson for £35m, and the Senegalese international is likely to partner with Nkunku in Chelsea’s attack.

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