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It wasn’t an easy job for Thomas Tuchel when he took over a Chelsea squad that looked bereft of ideas and have fallen short of confidence, but the German boss has since turned the tides around, and Chelsea have looked a much stronger team.
Chelsea have conceded 2 goals in 11 games, and the Blues remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel has had to scale through a run of tough matches, with Chelsea having to play Tottenham, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Everton in the space of one month. Many expected Tuchel’s team to drop in any of these games, but he won all four of them, and Chelsea legend Pat Nevin was in awe of his accomplishment.
“This recent crunch period when we had to face Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Atletico Madrid has been successfully negotiated without us losing as much as a single goal,” Pat Nevin told the Chelsea website.
“Trying to put your finger on why the team has improved so dramatically and so quickly isn’t easy.
“The temptation is to point to Thomas Tuchel and suggest that anyone who outsmarts Diego Simeone, Carlo Ancelotti, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho in short order – and doing it with a brand new team – is probably quite good.
“There is that fact, but there is no doubt that he has also managed to get more out of some players such as Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso and now Kai Havertz than we had done before.
“It may be that the most important point is hidden in here – he has increased the size and strength of the squad without actually acquiring any new players.”