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Chelsea moved up to third in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
Following the victory over Manchester City, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was hailed as a tactical genius.
“Manchester City will be crowned Premier League champions this season – but Chelsea are closing the gap thanks to Thomas Tuchel,” Simon Phillips wrote for The Sun.
“The Etihad giants’ quality under Pep Guardiola is unquestionable – with the Spaniard arguably the best coach on the planet.
“But there is one man sprinting up behind him at lightning speed – Blues chief Tuchel.
“Just weeks after knocking him out of the FA Cup in the semi-final, Tuchel once again showed just how close his Chelsea side are to reaching City’s level by beating them 2-1 in their own back yard.
“The German boss only arrived at Chelsea in January with the club struggling. But Tuchel has already shown everyone just how much of a tactical genius and motivator of players he can be.
“The two teams meet each other in the Champions League final later this month – already proving the gap isn’t as large as the current Premier League standings suggest.
“Guardiola his built his excellent City side up over time and Tuchel is only just getting started.
“You just know Guardiola will be having a keen look over his shoulder to keep an eye on the German’s progression in the seasons to come.
“On Saturday, Tuchel took all three points to go third in the Premier League – and put City’s title party on hold, at least for another week.”