Tuchel explains the tactical system he used against Wolves

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Thomas Tuchel took charge of Chelsea for the first time in the home game against Wolves, and the new Blues boss deployed a 3-4-2-1 system.

The Blues dominated possession all through the encounter and restricted Wolves to their own half, with Nuno Espirito’s men not having the opportunity to hit Chelsea on the break.

Interestingly, there was no place for Timo Werner in the team, with Callum Hudson-Odoi starting out as a right wing-back and finishing the game as a winger in the second half.

Explaining his tactical system for the game, Tuchel said: “We had a clear idea where to put the guys and start with three to help the guys defend against the two fast strikers so we do not have the situations that we maybe slip or let the easy counter-attack get away.

“So we decided for that to have the control, three on two on the pitch with the double-six, and from there on we tried to show where to accelerate and where to defend and how to close down spaces. I’m very happy with what I saw.”

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