Petr Cech reveals the biggest strength of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea

Chelsea legend Petr Cech has revealed the biggest strength of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea team.

Cech told Chelsea’s official website: “[The 4-0 victory over Juventus on Tuesday night] was the 31st clean sheet of Thomas Tuchel’s 50 games, one more than we achieved in Jose Mourinho’s first 50 games in 2004/05, when I was in goal. It’s an amazing achievement.

“The biggest strength of this current Chelsea team is they start defending from the top. If you want to be defensively solid, you need every player on the pitch to contribute to that.

“We play with real high-intensity pressure. As soon as we lose the ball, there is a huge desire to win the ball back. It starts with the attackers, and then everybody follows.

“At the same time, when it’s not possible to do that, the defensive unit is organised enough to protect the box, and when the opponent gets through, you need the goalkeeper to be ready to help and make a big save.

“At the moment, everyone is doing their part. This is why the team is successful and we collect so many clean sheets. It’s down to the effort of the whole team, and each player’s individual quality.”

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