Tactical Tuchel reveals how the Chelsea team reacted to his excessive tactics

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With Thomas Tuchel, one thing is certain, the new Blues boss has an array of tactical prowess, and it goes beyond 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 to him.

In his first game as Chelsea boss, we surprisingly saw Callum Hudson-Odoi feature in an unfamiliar right wing-back role, and the 20-year-old was impressive. The likes of Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz played off Olivier Giroud.

Speaking after the game, Tuchel was pleased that the players and staff were open to his new ideas and even helped him to prepare for the Wolves game.

Tuchel said: “I found a group yesterday that was totally open to our ideas, our beliefs and our tactical approach, where we want to accelerate the game, where we want to close spaces, how we want to defend and attack.

“This made me feel very good because this is what you wish for. From now on, this is the level now, and we can start working on the details and prepare for Burnley.

“I have to say the staff at Cobham gave us a lot of information, did an amazing job in helping us analyse Wolverhampton and preparing, for example, set-pieces and stuff for our team.”

He finally added: “We found a team that was totally open to our ideas. This is what we do for many years, to select formations that will feel good on the pitch, and if you have a team like this there’s nothing more you can wish for.”

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