He assumed the position of the Blues manager, about twenty-four hours after his predecessor, Frank Lampard- who is the club’s highest goalscorer- was relieved of his duties.
The 47-year-old manager was pleased with the possessive play displayed by the young squad despite Mason Mount and Reece James were dropped- leaving fans in awe. But Tuchel observed some ‘promising signs’ work as the German had one day to work with his new players and prepare for the tie against Wolves.
Tuchel said the young squad was open to his philosophy- which made him very ‘delighted’.
‘I found a group yesterday that was open to our ideas, our beliefs, and our tactical approach, where we want to accelerate the game, where we want to close spaces, how we want to defend and attack.’ He said on the club’s website
He said things will fall in place as they prepare for their next game against Burnley.
‘ This made me feel very good because this is what you wish for. From now on, this is the level now, and we can start working on the details and prepare for Burnley.’
This result placed the Blues in the eighth position -a two-point difference from their initial position Lampard left them with.
Tuchel said that the squad lacked the power to breakthrough though played possessive football against Wolves.
‘I enjoyed it a lot because I was very happy with the intensity, the attitude, energy, and quality of my team, we were well organized, had a lot of ball recoveries in the last third, they lacked intensity.’ He said
‘We stepped up minute after minute in the second half. I was very happy performance-wise, unfortunately, we couldn’t score if we take care of your performance like this, the results will come.’
Chelsea will be hoping to bound back into winning ways when they face Burnley at home next Sunday. They battle Tottenham away from home four days later which will be a big test for Tuchel.