Diego Simeone rates Chelsea’s chances under Tuchel

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Chelsea have a huge Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in the round of 16 clash at the National Arena Stadium in Bucharest, Romania.

Atletico who are top of the league in the Spanish top division face a Chelsea side who are currently outside the top four.

Chelsea appointed Thomas Tuchel to take charge of the club since January, and the German boss remain undefeated so far.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has hailed Chelsea’s progress under Tuchel and admits that he’s wary of the quality in the Chelsea team.

“Tuchel has come to a financially very powerful club where year after year they make huge effort to sign big players,” said Simeone at his pre-match press conference on Monday.

“This year they invested in talented, young footballers and as soon as the team didn’t respond as they wanted it to, when they saw the investment didn’t pay, they made that change and brought in Tuchel.

“But it’s a really big team and since Tuchel’s arrival the team has improved, he put a good change in the numbers.

“Just look at what players they have: we see a Chelsea squad with three good goalkeepers, lots of good forwards, lots of good players on the bench – players that could start for any team in Europe. The squad they have formed there speaks for itself.”

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