Tuchel grabbed yet another win as Chelsea coach, going eleven games unbeaten now in all competitions. The 2-0 win against Everton at Stamford Bridge was proof of Chelsea’s instilled confidence.
It was the first time in five matches Chelsea scored more than one goal – having last scored two in a match in a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on 16th February.
Tuchel spoke of the momentum in the team after going eleven matches without a defeat since taking over.
In quotes picked picked football.london, he said:
“We know this also from any team that we play, if you play as a hobby, if you share a special moment, a good result, hard fights this is the reality. Special performances can give you energy.
Defending is about effort. Sometimes it is necessary to defend midfield. It is about reliability, trust courage, bravery, they guys around you must help you, principles, reliable, having your backs covered.
This is a team sport. I feel the strong bond. This is what you see on the pitch. I feel the support, I am very happy to be part of this.”
Kai Havertz secured his first start in ten matches. He last appeared last for full ninety minutes on Tuchel’s stalemate debut against Wolves.
The German appeared to play between the lines as a false striker, putting in a credit worthy performance. Speaking of which, Tuchel said:
“Very happy with his performance. There is no doubt about his quality, talent and character. He needs to adapt to the Premier League, this is a normal process. He did excellent today. He used his potential to accelerate our game.”
Chelsea’s unbeaten run was successful due to Havertz’s match-winning contributions. Firstly, thanks to a forced Godfrey own-goal by a Kai Havertz shot.
The second goal came about due to Havertz winning a penalty – which was eventually buried in the back of the net from an accurate Jorginho penalty.
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