It’s time to start scoring goals, Chelsea defender tells attackers

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Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-2-1 formation has made Chelsea a very difficult side to beat. The Blues are very disciplined and tight at the back, and have conceded only two goals in nine games.

Although Chelsea are unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel and have a tight defence, things are also tight at the front.

Chelsea played out a goalless draw with Manchester United on Sunday, and Rudiger believes that the team could have done better.

“It was an intense game,” Rudiger said after the game.

“Both teams had their chances so it was probably a fair result.

“We could have done more and there’s a lot of things we can do better. At some points of the game we were a bit sloppy, we lost a few balls and the last pass or final decision was missing.”

Chelsea’s defence has kept 7 clean sheets in 9 games, but Rudiger believes it’s time to also start getting the goals.

“It’s about keeping our defensive shape, as we did over the past few weeks, and trying to do better in creating chances and scoring,” Rudiger said.

“The way we set up has been good and we always try to play from the back. Things have been going good but there’s a long way to go and we have to keep improving.

“We’re pleased with another clean sheet but it’s just one point. We have to take it and move on but I know we can still do better.”

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