Chelsea legend honestly reveals what Tuchel has done better than Lampard

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Former Chelsea midfielder Alan Hudson has revealed that he is pleased with what he has seen with new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel so far.

Hudson was a huge fan of Blues legend Frank Lampard, but he has now seen so much progress under Tuchel, even in such a short time.

According to Alan Hudson, Tuchel has given everyone a clean slate and is ready to mix things up and try new things.

“It is no secret that, when it comes to managers, Roman [Abramovich] is trigger happy, but his money gives him that finger to pull it, and my initial thoughts were ‘I wonder how long this one will last?’” Hudson CaughtOffside.

“You could see by team selections in his first two matches this ‘outsider’ has started with a clean slate, unlike Frank, he has an open mind from Billy Gilmour to Marcos Alonso – everyone begins on level terms. That I like!

“He has introduced what you might call a complete mix-up, where now players don’t know what’s coming next as he gets to know them.

“I find it interesting and I find his reaction after the Wolves game rather weird, if not wonderful. This might well be the ‘key’ as he walked on the field after one of the dullest football matches almost as if he’d never watched a match before, smiling as if they’d won the Champions League, quite bewildering but somewhat refreshing.

“I think all of his changes were to see how these players react to his selection, another test. He seems very astute.

“I saw things in the Burnley match, like when Alonso scored that would not have happened under Frank – a happy bunch of players. Tuchel has an iron fist and will take no nonsense from players.

“It’s going to be very interesting because everyone above them is slipping up. I fancied Brighton big time against Tottenham, and that result following Chelsea’s great confidence booster couldn’t have come at a better time.

“Next up Spurs, and Tuchel will be looking forward to it more than Jose [Mourinho], that you can bet on.”

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