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Less than a fortnight ago, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was warned of some difficult games ahead of him.
According to the media, those games would define his current success so far as Chelsea manager.
Chelsea had six big games in a row, as the Blues were to play Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton, Leeds United and then the second leg Champions League tie against Atletico.
Those six games were tagged as the judgment games for Tuchel, and the Blues boss still remains unbeaten after playing half of those games. In fact, none of them were able to penetrate his defence.
With three tests passed already, Tuchel has three more to go, starting with Everton on Monday night, and the German boss doesn’t seem unfazed.
Tuchel was very pleased with his players after the massive 1-0 victory over Liverpool, but the German gaffer remained focused after the game.
After hailing his players, Tuchel insisted that there’s no time to rest and celebrate following this massive victory.
The Chelsea boss told Sky Sports after the match: “We played with courage, had excellent moments with the ball, had moments we needed to suffer, never lost the attitude and desire and a deserved win and big performance.
“It was a very good team performance. They ask you a lot of questions and we need to have the answers.
“Everyone was very brave and everyone was sharp. It is a six-point game because the others lose. The race is on, there are still 11 games to go.
“We go step by step. We can never rest and never celebrate, there is no time.”