Only 2 players impressed Tuchel in poor first half against Tottenham. Tuchel names the 2 players

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Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 thanks to second half goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger but the Blues were poor in the first half.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel named Kepa Arrizabalaga and Thiago Silva as the only players that impressed in our poor first-half against Tottenham.

Tuchel said: “Yes it was, you’re absolutely right. 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.”

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