Thomas Tuchel’s appointment in the dugout has seen Chelsea’s performances take huge strides, overseeing an unbeaten twelve-game streak. The German manger however has a problem on his hands – goal scoring.
Speaking to Chelsea TV after the match against Leeds United, Tuchel reinvigorated his faith in his team’s attack, stating that the ‘sensitive’ position of a striker requires the process of good decision-making and technique.
“It’s a unique position and a sensitive position so I truly believe that it’s not so important just training them to shake their goal scoring mentality. We can’t just look at the result of “is the ball in or not?”.
The process is good decision-making, good technique, good vision, and if you focus on these points then the result will take care of itself and it means you will find the back of the net.”
He went on to mention his players are spirited in training and the recent run of demanding matches such as against the likes against Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, have prompted him to rotate players frequently.
“Everybody is hungry in training and we don’t want to lose this spirit and attitude because it has taken us a long way and it’s exactly what we need. We need more than 11 players that we trust.
It was many changes between Liverpool and Everton because we travelled a long way for Atletico, Man United and Liverpool, which was very intense and also mentally.
We gave many players the chance for rotation against Everton and we did not lose any quality. That’s why it seems like a lot of changes.”
Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League after facing Merseyside neighbors Liverpool and Everton, and Leeds United in the space of a week.
The Blues have conceded none in the past five matches across the Premier League and the European Cup, scoring only four goals in the process. The goalscoring department is an area where the fans will look forward to seeing an improvement.