When the German coach Thomas Tuchel was unexpectedly dismissed from his club Paris Saint-Germain, it was only a matter of time before he would reappear at a top international club. A little later, Chelsea FC presented him as the new trainer. After all, the club had just separated from its coach. Thomas Tuchel should bring the top London club back on the road to success. He succeeded much faster than expected. Meanwhile, the Blues are at the forefront and can qualify for the UEFA Champions League independently. Even in this year’s season, anything is still possible.
The newfound success is due to a solid defensive position. With a few tactical changes, Tuchel managed to form one of the best defences in Europe. Since then, the club has climbed one part after the other in the Premier League. The club is currently in fourth place. At the same time, there is a chance against Real Madrid to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League. As if that weren’t enough, the Blues are also in the final of the FA Cup. With Leicester City, another top club is waiting there in the battle for the trophy. Tuchel has managed to re-motivate players who Frank Lampert sorted out and promoted young talents. But the defence is the showpiece of the new team. It has not conceded 16 of 21 games under the new coach.
The Highlight Is The Defensive
It wasn’t easy for Thomas Tuchel. After all, he had to replace the club legend, Frank Lampard. He put on a solid offensive and failed grandly. Since Tuchel has taken over the reins, Chelsea has received more than half fewer goals. He switched the system from 4-3-3 to 3-4-2-1. That paid off. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta moved from the full-back position to the central defence. N’Golo Kante now plays much more defensively in midfield. Since then, the Frenchman has been back in top form. At the same time, Tuchel made sure that attackers also take on defensive tasks.
In this way, all players contribute to the fact that the game runs more orderly than before. But that doesn’t always work. After the goalkeeper hadn’t had to reach back for almost a month, the game against West Brom finally came. The Blues suffered a cracking 2: 5 defeat. The team conceded no less than five of a total of nine goals conceded in the Tuchel era in just one game.
Against Real Madrid, however, the team showed a strong performance again. It drew 1-1 away and now has a good chance at home to secure promotion to the final of the UEFA Champions League. Last year, PSG narrowly failed against Bayern Munich in the final of the UEFA Champions League. This defeat is said to have been one of the reasons for his surprising dismissal in Paris. After all, Tuchel had also celebrated a lot of success with Paris Saint-Germain. He may now become part of the league of the most successful coaches in the world.