Tuchel has done his homework. He has a plan to beat Leeds United

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel tends to prepare his team for each game, and so far, it has been a huge success.

The German boss is yet to lose a game as Chelsea manager, and he has a very good record against big oppositions as well.

Chelsea face Leeds United away at the Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, and Leeds have a huge reputation in the division.

Tuchel is looking forward to this clash against a Marcel Bielsa side that press hard and attack with speed.

Tuchel has found out that Leeds United’s game mostly end in a victory or defeat and rarely a draw, and he believes his team can get the three points.

“When you are a manager in the Premier League, you have this challenge to face all these big clubs with huge reputations,” said Tuchel.

“I remember Leeds United when I was actually a player in the second division in Germany with Stuttgart.

“We played against them in a famous game in the Champions League where they was a mistake in exchanging players [Stuttgart fielded an ineligible player in the second leg] and it had to be replayed.

“There are big teams out there with big histories and Bielsa is clearly one of the most fascinating managers out there. He has built a strong squad, their style of play is very unique and very intense, which you can see in the data. They are a very attacking side and they try to win every game – if you look at their results, they have only two draws until this moment so they are brave, courageous and trust their physical capability of high-intensity runs.

“If we can control the game then we will try to but there will be moments where you simply have to match their physicality and we need to find the squad that is ready for that. We also had some pictures of the pitch and we have to adapt to that as well because it is by far not the standard we are used to playing on so there are lots of things to adapt and to be ready for.”

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