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Why Thomas Tuchel should be backed to REMAIN as Chelsea manager despite recent form

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Safe to say the Blues have had a tumultuous season so far as they have seen themselves drop 12 points below City

Despite the rough phase of games that Thomas Tuchel and his team have endured as of late, it seems that currently the German manager has kept his job safe as Chelsea head coach.

Now of course, it is evident that something is definitely going wrong as the Blues have only 1 victory in their last 7 league games currently, and have not managed to gain all 3 points off a game in a run of 4 games currently.

However, history dictates that Chelsea’s temperament with managers who drop form tend to lose their jobs easily. Even Tuchel himself understands that as he expressed his desire to stay Stamford Bridge for much longer.

Although recently, on the flip side, shows that Chelsea have started to learn to be more tolerating of managers when they dip in form as both Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri kept their jobs till the end of the season despite bad form as they were proven managers, unlike icon Frank Lampard who was unproven.

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Even as he clashed with his players, Sarri remained as manager for the whole season

With his best choice wing backs picking up injuries, a Covid ridden squad during December and January, and the Blues front line massively misfiring, it’s easy for those outside to put the blame on the ex Dortmund manager.

Nevertheless, with tougher games coming up and Champions League knockout stages near the horizon, Chelsea must back the manager more than ever before.

After he came in to succeed Frank Lampard, Tuchel completely flipped Chelsea’s squad on its head as they picked up form and looked invulnerable when playing others, including Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to win the biggest prize in all of Europe with the UCL and Super Cup.

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Tuchel won Chelsea its second UCL title

He is responsible for totally changing the expectations and outlook of the team that handed Juventus their biggest beat down in the Champions League just a few months ago.

We must also remember that when he had a completely fit squad, Chelsea were on top of the table and had the look of Premier League toppers.

Just not this, he was awarded the Best Manager of the year award, alongside him he put N’Golo Kante as one of the best midfielders in the world back along with making Jorginho a Ballon D’Or contender, something unimaginable just at the start of 2021.

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Tuchel with the FIFA MEN’S BEST COACH award

And with a relatively easier Champions League Round of 16 tie against French side Lille, the Blues look like they will be hoping to go further in the UCL.

With the League Cup final at the end of the next month against Liverpool, some silverware and grabbing a UCL spot for next season may be enough reason for Chelsea to keep him around for longer.

However, one of the hallmarks indicating a manager’s time is up is when he loses the support of his dressing room. This almost happened with Lukaku’s controversial interview.

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Tuchel stated the duo have no problems anymore

But, the German’s handling of the whole situation was remarkable as he set everything straight that many men in his position fail to do so, meaning the rest of the squad also backs him.

With some summer reinforcements for next season, Chelsea fans will be hoping to see a completely transformed team come next season as Tuchel has been proven to turn things around at other clubs.

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WATCH: Rudiger with a towering header from a corner to double our lead at the Bernabeu!

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Champions League: Chelsea head to Real Madrid for quarter-final second leg as defense hangs in balance

Chelsea 3-1 down ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg at Real Madrid; Man City take a slender one-goal advantage to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday; Liverpool have one foot in semi-finals after 3-1 win over Benfica in first leg; Villarreal take 1-0 lead to Bayern Munich

WE’RE LEVEL ON AGGREGATE!  Rudiger with a towering header from a corner to double our lead at the Bernabeu!

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“The tie is not alive” – Thomas Tuchel visibly frustrated after punishingly harsh Real Madrid defeat

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Chelsea’s wretched form post two-week international break continued on Wednesday as they fell 1-3 at Stamford Bridge in the first-leg of Champions League quarter-finals. Looking back at the last two clashes, there are more reasons for concern than optimism, especially considering the frequency of Chelsea men’s individual errors, that can potentially leave Chelsea’s dreams of European glory in tatters. Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel was seen visibly frustrated during the post match interview, following his side’s dismal run of conceding 7 home goals in just two games.

It is a heavy loss,’ admitted Thomas Tuchel.

‘It was one of the worst first halves that I saw from us here at Stamford Bridge. At this kind of level you cannot play like this individually or as a team.

‘From all of us, we were by far not good enough, we were not doing what we are used to doing. The first half was so far from any standards that we set ourselves.’

Yesterday’s game was the most dramatic example of one player single-handedly steering his team to victory. Karim Benzema bullied the Blues to the brink of Champions League exit with a sublime hat-trick, his second of this year’s Champions League campaign.

Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea desperately sought to make a statement of intent in the first-half through a creative and aggressive Reece James, who Tuchel positioned very high up the pitch so as to benefit from his incredible dribbling and crossing. However, this tactical decision was laced with risk as it left Christensen isolated in the centre against Vinicius and Benzema, costing them back-to-back goals from the Frenchman in the space of 3 minutes.

Thomas Tuchel explained the reasons behind Chelsea’s struggling first-half;

‘Everything went wrong in the first half. It was not only about when we pass, how we pass. It was also the intensity in challenges and the desire.

‘In the second half I think we had 16 shots to one shot. You can always come back and equalise but if you concede again after 48 minutes it is harder and harder. Still, we had chances in the second half to make it 3-2 and this could have been crucial but not today.’

Kai Havertz’s header before the half-time only proved to be a mere consolation as a dreadful Mendy error within a minute of the restart allowed Banzema to capitalise on the blunder and claim the matchball, re-establishing his side’s 2-goal lead, making the scoreline 1-3.

Displeased with his team’s display, missed opportunities, expensive misjudgements and even his own decisions regarding tactical rotation and substitutions, Thomas Tuchel said;

‘We wanted to change the formation and to turn things around because I think personally there was enough where we could hurt them but we were so far off our level in everything the game demands – tactically, individually, in shape.

‘We tried to play in a new formation but we killed the game off with a big mistake after three minutes. It was a tactical change and like always it’s never on one or two players, it’s on all of us and I’m included in this.’

He also added:

‘We have to find our level back. I don’t know where it is since the international break but the first half today was a repetition of the second half against Brentford.

‘In a quarter-final against Real Madrid, you cannot expect a result from this kind of performance.’

When asked about Chelsea’s future matches and if a tie-overturn was still a possibility according to him, Thomas Tuchel replied;

‘The tie is not alive with this performance. How many clubs in worldwide football won with a three-goal difference? It’s only realistic to answer like this so we shouldn’t think I’m giving the wrong message. We need to find our competitive spirit, our quality, and then we can talk.

‘I worry more about Southampton than Real Madrid in the next week, that’s my focus. We have to get things ready for Saturday and not think about the Bernabeu because on Saturday we face Southampton and if we continue to play like this, we will not get a point.

‘I think this is very important to process this first, it is crucial. We have to make sure everybody processes this.’

Real Madrid stole a commanding lead in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg against Chelsea, leaving them a mountain to climb in the return leg at Santiago Bernabeu.

 

 

 

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WATCH: Thiago Silva’s wife, Belle, triggered by commentator’s indiscreet remark on her husband

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Thiago Silva’s wife, Belle, was left furious after a commentator criticised the defender’s performance during Chelsea’s shock defeat to Brentford on Saturday, a game that was hosted at Stamford Bridge.

She rushed to defend her husband, taking to her Instagram and making her feelings known over the said incident.

The criticism of any kind is basically challenging someone’s ability, which is why in response to feeling judged, anyone would recoil. When it comes to sports, particularly punditry and especially commentary, criticism and harsh analysis have become a firm premise of the football way of life.

An example of one such case was highlighted on Saturday as a TV commentator, who was covering the Chelsea v Brentford fixture live, singled out the blues centre-back, Thiago Silva, making a scapegoat of him and criticising his lack of attacking, inevitably attributing the loss to his perceived flaws, rather indirectly.

Despite the stellar opening goal from Rüdiger, Chelsea failed to maintain their lead and went on to concede 4 goals from the bottom-table side. Such an underwhelming and abysmal display of footballing ability left the players unable to keep their heads held high and made them a subject of criticisim from pundits, commentators, and fans as well.

Thiago Silva’s wife, who is known for her very active social media presence and for publicly voicing her opinions, didn’t appreciate the slander and reacted aggressively to the judgment that was passed on her husband. Here’s what she posted on her story;

Belle Silva very assertively defended her husband’s reputation against the commentator overstating Silva’s lack of forward presence and demanded that her husband should be allowed some leeway in his performance as he had just returned from international duty with Brazil.

“Respect him, he’s not a machine. He needs to relax, alright?”, said Belle.

Being outclassed by a team with hallmarks of a struggling club is stressful enough but then having your name being pronounced as someone lacking effort despite your commendable record at the club will certainly call for repurcussions.

Thiago Silva's wife Belle

Thiago Silva responded to the loss in his own social media message that read;

There’s a growing need for commentators to realise that they are in a position of great responsibility, considering their opinions reach millions of people. Therefore, they need to be conscious of their harsh and/or critical analyses that could potentially put the players in a negative light, making them an easy target for abuse.

 

 

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