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Thomas Tuchel passes first major test as Chelsea boss
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Thomas Tuchel passes first major test as Chelsea boss

Thomas Tuchel has been impressive in his start to life as Chelsea manager and now has 6 wins and 2 draws in 8 games in all competitions including the impressive 1 nil win in the first leg of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Atletico Madrid in Bucharest. The Blues' style of play has changed under the former PSG boss as they focus more on keeping possession and dictating play whilst building from the back. The issue of building from the back has been a challenge for most clubs who lack the personnel that are skilled in passing the ball and keeping possession, especially the defenders, and the Blues have shown signs of struggles under the German in these early stages. Chelsea emerged victoriously over the leading table toppers in La Liga in a game that was ...
Chelsea: The Positives and Negatives Against Newcastle Under Tuchel
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Chelsea: The Positives and Negatives Against Newcastle Under Tuchel

Top four spot, a goal for Timo Werner, and a rare clean sheet for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea moved above Liverpool and into the top four for the first time in more than three months with a 2-0 win over Newcastle. It was their fourth straight win under new manager Thomas Tuchel. It was an important win, albeit against a team placed at the bottom half of the league standings. Questions will be asked regarding Chelsea’s chances of remaining top four at the end of the season. It will be an exciting prospect for UEFA Champions League betting as all the top ten sides have a chance to make it into the top four. The Positives The most important statistic is that Tuchel’s side picked all three points, but there were some notable positives to take home. The most expensive goalkeeper Ke...
Tuchel – Chelsea still have a long way to go
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Tuchel – Chelsea still have a long way to go

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has said that his side still has a long way to go to achieve their targets for the season after making it back into the top four with the 2 nil Premier League win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. Since the German replaced Frank Lampard at the Blues' managerial helm, the Blues have gotten 13 points from a possible 15 in five Premier League games. His start can be compared to that of Jose Mourinho before he made the Blues champions of England. Only Carlo Ancelotti and Maurizio Sarri have started better than Tuchel. Regardless, the German has stated that finishing in the top 4 for the season for qualification to next season's UEFA Champions League remains the target. "There are many teams behind us, chasing us but, yes, we had many ...
PSG’s new Messi wants to join Tuchel at Chelsea
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PSG’s new Messi wants to join Tuchel at Chelsea

Chelsea may be the dream destination for Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kays Ruiz-Atil, who has been described as the French club's new Lionel Messi.  A report by Foot Mercato suggests that the London club may be working on acquiring the youngster after the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as the new boss. It is believed that the teenager has had playing time difficult to come by under new PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and has expressed his desire to play for Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea.  It was the German boss that handed the youngster his first senior team debut at Parc des Princes. Ruiz-Atil has potentials but his uncertain future at the French club is a concern and a meeting between his representatives and Chelsea may take place soon.  The 18-year-old hasn't played any game for th...
Ziyech reveals a difficult start to life at Chelsea
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Ziyech reveals a difficult start to life at Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech had been lighting up the Eredivisie for some seasons with Ajax before Chelsea made the move for the versatile midfielder. The Morocco international was expected to hit the ground running on his arrival at Stamford Bridge but this hasn't been the case. The story is the same for most of Chelsea's new recruits ahead of the 2020/21 season. It can be recalled that Ziyech joined Chelsea from Ajax in a deal worth £36m but has not hit the ground running as expected. He has now opened up about his struggles at the club since his arrival. Ziyech, 27, had a knee injury and made his first start for the Blues under Frank Lampard last October. Since then, he has started just 8 Premier League matches but is confident that he can fulfill his potential at the club. “It was a diffic...
Tuchel plots defensive moves for Sule and Upamecano
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Tuchel plots defensive moves for Sule and Upamecano

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is already looking to stamp his footballing identity on the Blues and has marked out some defensive targets in the summer. This won't come as good news for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as their player and transfer target are involved.  Tuchel is interested in RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano and will battle the Bavarian giants and Liverpool for the 22-year-old's signature. The defender has a summer release clause worth £38million. German publication Bild on Wednesday revealed that the German gaffer's second target is Bayern's Niklas Sule who also plays for Germany.  Sule, 25, joined Bayern Munich in July 2017 as part of a double swoop on fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, with Sebastian Rudy being the other acquisition. READ: Maurizio Sarri ...
Tammy Abraham defends Rudiger, quashes rumors
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Tammy Abraham defends Rudiger, quashes rumors

Tammy Abraham has defended teammate Antonio Rudiger after suggestions arose that the German defender was one of those responsible for the sacking of former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. Lampard's contract at Chelsea was terminated on Monday after a series of poor results and performances in the Premier League. He has since been replaced by German manager Thomas Tuchel. Numerous reports emerged that Rudiger was among those causing unrest in the dressing room, which eventually resulted in the dismissal of the English manager. There were also speculations that he clashed with Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta. However, Abraham took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to quash the rumors. He posted on Twitter saying: "Hearing some mad stuff about @ToniRudiger on social media today. Comple...
Lampard and Chelsea; Loyalty in football favors the bosses
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Lampard and Chelsea; Loyalty in football favors the bosses

This is a sentimental post! Regardless, it's a no brainer that loyalty only favors the bosses in the game of football. In this case, the bosses are the football clubs and managers, and the scenarios are football clubs versus managers and managers versus players. The latest incident that gives credence to this thought is the Chelsea versus Frank Lampard news that has been making the rounds for hours. The fact is, the bosses are only loyal to you when all is well, but will immediately turn their backs on you when the going gets tough. This has been the case for years in the round leather game. Chelsea have fired club legend, Frank Lampard, from his managerial role at Stamford Bridge, and Thomas Tuchel is expected to be his replacement according to reports. I agree that results ma...
PSG under pressure but must take the game to United
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PSG under pressure but must take the game to United

Manchester United have finally gotten their first Premier League home win of the season. They will be looking to consolidate on their home form with a win against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League and this will see them automatically book a place in the round of 16 with 1 game to spare. It's a wise game to spare too as it will be an away game to RB Leipzig in Germany. Meanwhile, PSG currently sit second in the group and know that a loss at Old Trafford will be disastrous for them. It can be recalled that the Red Devils beat them 2:1 at the Parc des Princes when they met in the first leg but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men will be wise enough to know that winning away doesn't translate to an easy win at home. READ: It seems Los Blancos want to play in the Europa ...
Tuchel fumes as media questions his approach against RB Leipzig
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Tuchel fumes as media questions his approach against RB Leipzig

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel locked horns with the media after they questioned his side's style of play in the UCL victory over RB Leipzig at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night. It was a must-win game for the Ligue 1 champions and last season's UCL finalists if they were to keep their hopes of progressing to the next stage of the competition alive. Neymar was on hand to convert a penalty for the home side and it was the only difference between the sides as PSG adopted a defensive approach in order to defend their lead. The Ligue 1 champions were favorites on paper for progression to the next stage from the group after the draws were made. However, this hasn't been the case in the pitch. When Tuchel was told that his side could and should have done better, he was left furious. '...