Tuchel: Nobody wants to meet Chelsea

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Thomas Tuchel has turned Chelsea into an impenetrable machine, as the Blues have gone 13 games without tasting defeat under his watch.

The Chelsea team has made huge progress under Tuchel, and took a giant leap in the Champions League by reaching the quarter-final stage after a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid.

Tuchel hailed his team’s performance after the victory as he also admitted that teams will be wary of meeting Chelsea.

“We go through and that was deserved,” Tuchel said in his post-match press conference.

“It was an unbelievable team effort from the guys on the pitch, the guys on the bench and even the guys in the stands.

“It was a really big win for us and a deserved win. The amount of effort and intensity from the team in both legs was outstanding and incredible. We missed four key players but everybody else stepped up so I’m very happy.

“There were moments when we were excellent with the ball, we had brave and courageous defending, and adapted to any system the opponent played. It was a big win, a deserved win and I’m super happy for my players.

“The guys play with a special bond and results like this give you a certain edge and glue to achieve special things. You can only do it with a special atmosphere.

“I’m pretty sure nobody wants to play against us in the last eight. It will be a big step but there’s no need for us to be afraid.”

Check out the teams left in the Champions League below

Chelsea

Liverpool

Manchester City

Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund

Paris Saint-Germain

Porto

Real Madrid

The draw for this year’s quarter-final and semi-final will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday 19 March. It starts at 11am UK time.

The first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal will be on 6/7 April, with the return leg a week later on 13/14 April. The semi-finals will be on 27/28 April and 4/5 May. The final is in Istanbul on 29 May.

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.