Thomas Tuchel reveals how Chelsea took over Juventus


Thomas Tuchel has revealed the tactical adjustments that allowed Chelsea to beat Juventus 4-0 on Tuesday night.

The Blues have skipped Juve in the table and secured their place in the round of 16 of the Champions League with one match left.

Chelsea lost 1-0 to Juventus in the reverse match but have been impressive since then, and Tuchel told BT Sport how he lined up his team to ensure they were not beaten again.

“We wanted patience but we did not want to fall asleep,” he began. “It was the challenge – be patient but constantly increase the rhythm and intensity. The team did very well. It’s so tough to score goals, create chances, and we did so many and created so much.

“It was a different behavior from us [than in Turin]. we were sharper, more determined, took more risks in the areas on the pitch where it is necessary to take risks.

“It increased the rhythm and intensity and we lacked that in Turin, we had control but could not damage them and through pure control you can not damage Juventus – you have to penetrate with runs from the ball and then it is a mixture of patience and acceleration of the game . “

Tuchel’s Chelsea have conceded just 24 goals on their 50 leaders, although he once again dismissed the idea that they are a defensive team.

“It’s not like it’s not written over the coach’s office – ‘defense is what counts’. It’s just part of the game, a big part of the game, and sometimes defense is the best way to gain control of games,” he said. he added.

“This is what we do very well. We do the invisible work, we are very disciplined. When we dig in, we really defend.”

Tuchel also revealed that Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kante will be assessed on Wednesday after being taken back with injuries.

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