Tuchel reveals the tactics he used in the first-half that troubled Tottenham. Tottenham had no shot in the first-half

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Chelsea totally dominated the game in the first-half in our 2-0 Carabao Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Chelsea scored both goals in the first-half as the Blues totally dominated Tottenham Hotspur. We created had ten shots on goal while Tottenham Hotspur had none.

Tuchel has revealed Chelsea played a 4-4-2 in the first-half against Tottenham Hotspur.

“In the first half, we played 4-4-2 when we had the ball as there were no five players left to play a back five after Thiago Silva was ruled out,” Thomas Tuchel told Sky Sports after the Tottenham win.

“We took the chance to inform the team that maybe this was the solution for today.

“We took some minutes on the training field to work through the principles and I felt the team was very focused on that to do it right and we had some moments in defending when we created a back five.

“The team were very open-minded and we didn’t concede too many chances against them.”

Hakim Ziyech played a key role in Chelsea’s tactical setup against Tottenham Hotspur as he dropped back to form a back five when the Blues were out of possession.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku returned to the starting XI for the game against Tottenham Hotspur after he was left out of the squad for the 2-2 draw against Liverpool on Sunday following his controversial interview granted to Sky Italia.

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