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Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has revealed two things Thomas Tuchel changed at the club after replacing Frank Lampard as Chelsea boss in January.
According to Collymore, Tuchel made the spine of his team as strong as he possibly could and set them up defensively to start keeping clean sheets.
Collymore told Daily Mirror: “When Thomas Tuchel arrived at Chelsea as Frank Lampard’s replacement in January, the lack of time he had to get to work looked like it could be an albatross around his neck.
“But, actually, it now appears to have been the reverse and something which has worked massively in his favour.
“That’s because he did what all good managers do when they find themselves in that kind of situation.
“He stripped things at Stamford Bridge back to the two basic fundamentals of football, two things that have never changed over the years.
“He made the spine of his team as strong as he possibly could and set them up defensively to start keeping clean sheets.
“He simply knew he needed to stop other teams scoring against them and that, bit by bit, he could start to build confidence on the training ground and get those exciting forwards they have in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Co firing.
“It has been a lesson to every other club in the country, particularly those which want to win things.
“Tuchel has done what Lampard didn’t and I tip my hat to the German for that.”