[NEWS] Thomas Tuchel reveals the secret behind Chelsea’s strong “defensive numbers” this season

Thomas Tuchel explains the reasons behind
Chelsea having great defensive statistics
this season
Speaking after his team’s FA Cup triumph on Saturday (h/
t football.london), Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel unveiled the
reasons behind his side sporting such good defensive numbers
this season.

The Blues have had a resurrection under their new German boss.
They have lost just twice in the 19 games he has managed, with
one of those losses still resulting in an aggregate win over FC

Chelsea are strongly positioned to finish top 4, in the UEFA
Champions League semi-final, and in the FA Cup final. Tuchel’s
men saw off Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final yesterday in
a 1-0 win.
Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech starred in a 1-0 win for Chelsea
against Manchester City. (imago Images)
This was the club’s 14th clean sheet in 19 games under the former
PSG boss. It is clear that Chelsea’s successful second half of the
season is largely down to their defensive record. (h/t WhoScored)
Fortifying the Bridge
And the gaffer revealed just how his team have managed to
maintain this record. He mentions how his team’s aggressive
defensive style is also a team effort.

“We are very strong in defensive numbers and statistics. That
belongs to the courage of the players, the individual behaviours,
and as a team. We defend very, very actively and aggressively with
huge solidarity. This is the key. On this level, it is like this. Everyone
needs to attack and defend.”

Thomas Tuchel revealed the reasons behind Chelsea having an
imperious defensive record under him in 2021. (imago Images)
The three-man backline is working wonders for Tuchel. And it
seems as if Chelsea have a real chance of lifting at least one
trophy this season.

The Blues face either Leicester City or Southampton in the final of
the FA Cup next month, and have a two-legged semi-final date in
the Champions League against Real Madrid before.

Fans would hope that this Chelsea defence has a few more clean
sheets left for those big games as Tuchel aims to win a silverware
at Chelsea in his first season at the club.

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