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Sport Tuchel breaks clean-sheet record in Chelsea win over Everton

02:38  09 march  2021
02:38  09 march  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praised Kai Havertz after the German forward helped ­the Blues take a major step towards qualifying for the Champions League by beating Everton 2-0 on Monday night. The Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel (right) celebrates with Kai Havertz after the 21-year-old forward impressed in the 2-0 win against their top-four rivals Everton .

Thomas Tuchel has expressed his delight after seeing his "brave" Chelsea side pick up a "deserved" victory over Liverpool on Thursday night. The Blues moved up to fourth in the Premier League standings after beating the reigning champions 1-0 at Anfield, thanks to a first-half goal from Mason Mount. Tuchel was pleased with the "courage" his players showed against Liverpool and delighted by the final result, but insists that they have no time to celebrate as the race for Champions League qualification continues to heat up.

Thomas Tuchel continues to earn plaudits for his start to life at Chelsea, and the win over Everton on Monday saw him etch his name into the record books.

The Blues are unbeaten in 11 games under the German, while the 2-0 shutout of Everton saw him become the first manager in Premier League history to see his side keep a clean sheet in each of his first five home games in charge in the division.

And while Tuchel secured a personal piece of history on Monday, not conceding meant Chelsea have now kept five clean sheets in a row at home in the league for the first time since 2015.

History made

While forwards thrive on goals, a clean sheet to a defender and goalkeeper is just as important. The Blues repelled the threat of Everton with relative ease on Monday.

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Kai Havertz gave Chelsea fans a long-awaited glimpse of the player they thought they were signing when he arrived at Stamford Bridge as the German playmaker pulled the strings in a 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League. Havertz, 21, was instrumental in both goals on Monday night, forcing Everton ’s Ben Godfrey into an own-goal in the first half before winning a second-half penalty which was For Tuchel it was his own slice of history as he became the first manager in Premier League history to guide his team to a clean sheet in each of his first five home games in the competition.

Chelsea are unbeaten in 10 games under Tuchel and in our last 11 overall, with eight of them wins . This victory is up there with that 1-0 at Tottenham on a Thursday night a month ago as being against a direct rival for a top-four place, one of the positions Chelsea now occupy thanks to this Anfield win . Andreas Christensen was at the heart of the Chelsea defence that kept a clean sheet impressively, and the Dane continues to help make up for the absence of Thiago Silva through injury. ‘Andreas stepped in during the middle of the first half versus Tottenham which was a tough thing to do, and

Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy only faced one shot on target, and at the other end an own goal from Ben Godfrey and a Jorginho penalty sealed the three points that reinforced Chelsea’s position in the top four.

Tuchel’s view

The Blues have only conceded two goals in 11 games since the German took charge, and he says it is down to a collective effort and mindset.

“It is about desire,” he said. “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.”

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Chelsea boss Tuchel remains indifferent regarding the plight of his players fighting to get into their national squads, despite Euro 2020 being just three months away. © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he is not concerned about his players' international hopes © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea and England striker Tammy Abraham was left out of the Blues' last matchday squad 'I know well that the players have personal interests and this is OK' Tuchel said. 'I hope they fight for their personal interests. I really hope they give out their very best.

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