Tuchel names two Chelsea players that are always reliable

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has hailed our midfield duo of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic as being always reliable.

Asked how key they were to Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over Porto, Tuchel told Chelsea TV: “Yeah they worked hard – this is very reliable with the two guys.

“Very reliable all the time, they were very helpful in the build-up and then in the second half I could feel their presence a little bit more.

“You know Kova is always a hard worker, he sometimes suffers a little bit in the precision of his offensive passes because he works so hard and is a big, big helper for everybody.

“Jorgi is a bit more the strategic guy who helps us in the build-up and he makes good decisions and helps us to escape the pressure.

“So they are a good fit and in the end to have NG [Kante] on the bench and to finish with all three midfielders this helps us a lot because the guys have the experience and the quality.

“They had a bit of a tough start today, it was tough for them in the beginning to implement themselves and to control the midfield against a strong Porto side.

“But from minute after minute they did it better and they controlled the match for us. They did what was needed.”

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