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“We have great Thommy Tuchel”



"We have great Thommy Tuchel"

Thomas Tuchel has expanded the lead at the top of the table with Chelsea. The blues fans sang about their coach, the pursuers from Liverpool and Manchester blundered.

Thomas Tuchel only smiled slightly. “I don’t like celebrating the results of the others. It’ll take its revenge at some point,” said the Chelsea FC team manager after the 3-0 (0-0) win at Newcastle United. Thanks to the slip-ups of the pursuers from Liverpool and Manchester, his team expanded the lead in the English Premier League to three points, and the fans celebrated their coach with a new song. “We have great Thommy Tuchel,” echoed from the stands.

The sung-about – fully concentrated on his work – did not notice any of this. “I haven’t heard that at all. If that’s the case, then of course that’s great,” said Tuchel, but urged caution. “Yes, it’s a good day – because we won. But there is still a long way to go, we have to stay focused on ourselves,” said Tuchel, who in Newcastle without injured strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner and the sick Mason Mount had to get along. His team was still convincing.

Jürgen Klopp was not at all satisfied after Liverpool FC’s 2: 2 (2: 1) against Brighton & Hove Albion. “It feels like a defeat,” said Klopp, his Reds gambled away a 2-0 lead. “We just weren’t good in the second half, I didn’t like the body language at all,” said Klopp. Liverpool are in second place with 22 points behind the Blues (25) and have been unbeaten in all competitions for 24 games – a club record.

Manchester City also suffered the next setback after being out of the league cup. After the red card for Aymeric Laporte (45th + 2), Pep Guardiola’s team was outnumbered for one half and lost to Crystal Palace 0: 2 (0: 1). Meister City is third with 20 points. “A lot went wrong today,” said team manager Pep Guardiola.

Under Tuchel: Chelsea wins eight out of ten PL games

For the first time since September 2017, the three top teams played simultaneously on a Saturday at 3 p.m., and the fans in Newcastle waited the longest for goals. Although Chelsea were clearly the better team, it took a long time for Reece James (65th / 77th) and Jorginho (81st, penalty) to make everything clear within 16 minutes. “It was a game of patience, whereby one shouldn’t confuse patience with falling asleep,” said Tuchel.

Under the German, Chelsea have won eight out of ten Premier League games this season, only one lost and the Blues only conceded three goals. For Tuchel there is no reason to let up, all his attention is focused on the tasks ahead. On Tuesday (6.45 p.m. / DAZN), the defending champions will face Malmö FF in the Champions League, and next weekend they will face Burnley FC.