Sport Tuchel makes Chelsea history in away win at West Ham as unbeaten run continues
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Thomas Tuchel has made history as Chelsea manager, with the German tactician extending his unbeaten run away from home to 10 matches in
The Blues made a change in the dugout back in January, with club legend Frank Lampard ushered through the exits as a former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss was appointed in his place.
Tuchel has made the desired impact at Stamford Bridge, with the 47-year-old yet to come unstuck on the road during his time in English football.
How did he make history?
Chelsea made the short trip from west to east London on Saturday as they took in a derby date with their capital rivals.
Tuchel wants titles as Chelsea prepare for big week
Thomas Tuchel said on Monday that he came to Chelsea to immediately win titles as the Blues aim to take big steps toward Champions League and FA Cup success this week. Tuchel's men take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg, against Porto on Tuesday before facing Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday. The German won silverware during his time at Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain and has made a big impact since replacing the sacked Frank Lampard in January.
There was plenty riding on that contest, with both sides in the mix for a top-four finish this season.
The Blues have cemented a standing inside the Champions League spots after seeing a solitary strike from Timo Werner settle a clash with the Hammers.
Chelsea's cause in that contest was aided late on when Fabian Balbuena was shown a red card for catching Ben Chiwell when clearing the ball - with VAR getting involved in another controversial call.
Who has Tuchel faced away from home?
West Ham are the 10th side that Tuchel has avoided defeat against on his travels at Chelsea.
His first trip out on the road came in a 1-0 win away at Tottenham, with that success followed by one at Sheffield United.
Why Tuchel Real The thumbs pushes - and not Klopp
Thomas Tuchel meets Chelsea in the semifinals of the Champions League either on Real or Liverpool. The German does not push Jürgen Klopp the thumb. © Provided by sport1.de Why Tuchel Real The thumb presses - and not Klopp Thomas Tuchel stands with the FC Chelsea in the semifinals of the Champions League .
Premier League points have been picked up since then at Southampton, Liverpool, Leeds and Crystal Palace.
Barnsley have been seen off in the FA Cup, during a run to the final of that competition, while Atletico Madrid and Porto were overcome in reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
The bigger picture
Tuchel's team have been sweeping aside all before them away from home, with eight wins claimed during their 10-game run.
They have plundered 14 goals, conceded just three and secured seven clean sheets.
10 - This was Chelsea’s 10th clean sheet in just their 14th Premier League match under Thomas Tuchel, equalling the quickest a manager has recorded 10 clean sheets in Premier League history – Luiz Felipe Scolari also achieved this feat in 14 games back in 2008. Formidable.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe)
Tuchel has joined Claudio Ranieri in becoming only the second manager of a Premier League side to go 10 away games unbeaten at the start of a reign, but needs one more to match the 11 that a former Blues coach managed when taking charge at Leicester.
Newcastle – West Ham: How to watch, start time, stream, odds, prediction
Newcastle is without two center backs and a mainstay midfielder, but the deputizing crew won't have to deal with Michail Antonio, Declan Rice, and others.Newcastle is without two center backs and mainstay midfielder Isaac Hayden, but the deputizing crew won’t have to deal with Michail Antonio, Declan Rice, and perhaps a few others.
10 - Thomas Tuchel is unbeaten in all 10 away matches with Chelsea (W8 D2) and is only the second manager in Premier League history to remain unbeaten in his first 10 away games in all competitions with a club, after Claudio Ranieri with Leicester City in 2015 (11). Accomplished.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe)
Chelsea will be staying on the road for their next outing, with the first leg of a heavyweight European showdown with Real Madrid set to be taken in on Tuesday.
Burnley – West Ham: How to watch, start time, stream link, odds, prediction .
West Ham has its top-four hopes hanging by a thread and will only have Europa League on Its mind should it do anything but take three points from Turf Moor. The Irons lost 3-2 to Newcastle before suffering a more predictable 1-0 loss at the hands of Chelsea and sit six points back of the fourth-place Blues with a match-in-hand heading into Monday. [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ] Here is everything you need to know ahead of Burnley – West Ham this Saturday with team news, odds, stream link, and more.