Thomas Tuchel time at Chelsea has started off with a bang. The German coach is now undefeated in his last three matches at London and is yet to concede a goal. An interesting factoid here is that in his last three games for Paris Saint Germain, Thomas Tuchel’s team didn’t concede a goal which means he’s kept a clean sheet for the last six games.
The Pensioners defeated Tottenham Hotspur in their home patch by a goal to nil in a match wherein
they showed a lot of promise. However the same cannot be said for their opponents.
In the absence of captain and talisman Harry Kane, Tottenham created very little throughout the match.
Jose Mourinho’s men were convincingly beaten and there can be no complaints.
Throughout the game, Chelsea was much better having more possession and more chances towards scoring a goal. Jose Mourinho’s negative tactics aren’t working at the moment with Heung Min Son left to do all the work alone in the absence of Harry Kane.
Timo Werner won the penalty for Chelsea in the first half after Eric Dier conceded an extremely poor
penalty. A rash tackle from behind and he ended up clipping Werner’s boots. Italian international Jorginho stepped up to take the penalty and made no mistakes this time around. No hopping no skipping- just a plain run up and bang into the net. Callum Hudson-Odoi once again shined in the match with a vibrant performance.
The English international was this time played in the front line and got into some good positions to score. He had a good opportunity in the second half but just missed the target. The midfield duo of Kovacic and Jorginho really clicked on this game as both found a lot of space to work with and managed the tempo of the game. Both midfielders contributed to the defensive workload as well.
Mason Mount can be the Marco Reus for Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea:
However, there was one player who was exceptional throughout the game and deservedly won the man
of the match award.
And that player is young Mason Mount. With the departure of Frank Lampard, many said that Mason Mount won’t get as much playing time as before. But how he has proved them wrong.
It’s a testament to the fact that Mount is a quality product and will play well under any manager. He was proactive and created a lot of opportunities and even could’ve scored has Hugo Lloris not intervened.
Rio Ferdinand has very aptly said that it’s tough-going against Mason Mount because he’s always on the move and it’s tough to track him. Many pundits are saying that Thomas Tuchel has found a Marco Reus like a player in Mason Mount.
Similar to Marco Reus, Mason Mount is always pressing the opponent and can find some intelligent
pockets of space in and around the backline. Moreover, he’s already playing in a much more advanced role and that could mean Thomas Tuchel wants him at that Marco Reus type role.
Thomas Tuchel was extremely pleased with Mount and said: ”What makes me very happy is he is
a nice guy, a totally open guy and has a very positive aura and energy in the dressing room
and out on the pitch.”