Tuchel warned over touchline antics despite fine start to Chelsea career

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been warned to find the right balance on the touchline.

This is according to Arsenal legend Paul Merson, who believes Tuchel needs to know when to sit down and be quiet as opposed to constantly feeding his players information.

Merson told talkSPORT: “It was interesting because as a player Tuchel took me back to my playing days last night, which I didn’t want to say during the commentary.

“But there were times when I wanted my managers to sit down and keep quiet and let me play. I want information, but I don’t want too much information.

“Tuchel has come through the door and he’s had five very good results. Chelsea showed a different side to their game last night with some character.

“But you’ve got to limit the messages that come across. He was up on his feet, he was really angry last night.

“It’s one of those, ‘boss, can you just keep quiet because I need to concentrate, it’s a difficult pitch here. I’m over the white line, let me play’.

“I thought he got the balance a little bit wrong last night.

“Look, I’ve not done the job and it must be really frustrating to get your point across, but he’s got to find a balance.”

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