While James has starred on the right flank, Ben Chilwell has broken back into the line-up to make the left wing-back spot his own.
It was a challenging start to the campaign for the 24-year-old, but since scoring against Southampton, he has clearly moved ahead of Marcos Alonso.
The best defensive midfielder in the world, let alone at Chelsea, is N’Golo Kante, with the Frenchman guaranteed a starting spot when fit.
While he is now a veteran, Kante is still at his peak and would be highly unusual to see him replaced in Tuchel’s line-up.
Partnering Kante in midfield for much of Tuchel’s reign has been Jorginho, who has become one of the best midfielders in the world under the German.
He has started all but three games in the Premier League this term, being named captain in Chelsea’s last two outings.
As the man who keeps the Blues ticking, he is a critical member of Tuchel’s team, with his partnership with Kante one of the main reasons behind their success.