Chelsea had a poor first half against Tottenham Hotspur but dominated the second half as the Blues beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0.
Chelsea struggled to cope with Tottenham’s intensity but recovered in the second half, scoring three goals through Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has now revealed what he told the players at half-time that sparked the second half turnaround.
“Yes it was [a game of two halves], you’re absolutely right,” Thomas Tuchel told Sky Sports after Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Tottenham.
“I was absolutely not happy with the first 45 minutes. There were individual performances which were great in the first half from Kepa and Thiago Silva.
“Even more players were good but in general we lacked intent, energy and relentless in duels and 50-50 balls.
“I had the feeling we wanted to impress by pure skills but in derbies like this it is not always about just skills. It is about aggression, winning duels and performing better as a team.
“We spoke clearly about it at half time. In the second half it was a very good performance and a deserved win in the second half. It was a very good reaction so I am happy with the performance in the second half.”