Chelsea needed a draw to seal qualification to the Champions League round of 16, but better still Thomas Tuchel’s side defeated Juventus 4-0 to not only qualify for the next round, but also stake a claim as group leaders.
It’s now all in Chelsea’s hands to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League as group leaders.
One good thing Thomas Tuchel has done as Chelsea boss is to build a ‘team mentality’ in the squad. Everyone seems to be in support of everyone just so that the team can be better.
Injured Chelsea duo Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz were in the stands to show support to the team as Chelsea played Juventus.
In a post published on Kovacic’s official Twitter account, the Croatian posted a photo alongside Havertz as they cheered the team on.
Kovacic captioned the post: “Let’s go Chelsea!”.
Kovacic and Havertz are both out with hamstring injuries, and speaking to the media ahead of the Chelsea’s clash with Leicester City last weekend, Tuchel said of Kovacic: “Mateo needs other days before he can return to team training, so he will miss some more matches.”
Explaining Havertz situation, Tuchel said: “We had to take Kai off because of hamstring problems. He felt a bit of tension in the hamstrings, so we took him off and we have some doubts with him. We need to check and see if he can train without any problems, so this is more or less the question mark.”