Kovacic reveals the tactical change Tuchel did to overcome Aston Villa’s high press

Chelsea struggled with Aston Villa’s high press in the first half and Mateo Kovacic has now revealed what Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel did to overcome Aston Villa’s high press.

According to Kovacic, Tuchel made a switch to Chelsea’s tactics at half-time as he asked the players to play longer out of defence in the second half to bypass Villa’s high press.

“He saw that we struggled to come out playing like we usually do,” said Kovacic.

“We changed our style of play a little and we played a little bit of long balls to Romelu so we adapted quite well.”

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