Tuchel explains why Chelsea have the best defence in the Premier League and Champions League

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Chelsea have the best defence in the Premier League and Champions League this season, conceding just once in the Champions League and only four times in the Premier League.

When asked about Chelsea’s impressive defensive record, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said: “It’s not written above the manager’s office ‘defence is what counts!’ It’s a huge part of the game. Sometimes defending is the best way to get control of the game and protect us against counter-attacks.

“I feel us very aware and I am thankful for the invisible work, that we are very disciplined and that protects us. When we have to defend we dig in and we really defend, so with a bit of luck and good goalkeeping this is possible.

“I felt from day one we very brave in our approach to defending. We had instantly a lot of ball possession always so from there we try to create chances and to be dangerous. Then comes a new season and we try to recreate it because the group is a bit new.

“Sometimes you catch the momentum and this is clearly the case now so full credit to the guys. We want to be strong in all parts of the game. It’s a strong, hungry group and it’s a pleasure to coach them.”

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