Old guards from Alonso, Azpilicueta and Chelsea help rebuild Tuchel in the post-Lampard era – Soccer Sports

London-If in doubt, trust the old reliable ones. Although they were around the last suffering of the Frank Lampard era, Cesar Azpilicueta And Marcos Alonso Secured Thomas Tuchel’s first victory Chelsea Boss against Burnley on Sunday.

Chelsea dominated ownership and territory over well-organized visitors, but relentless press from Bruce nullified Burnley’s threat-limited to only one shot at the goal-Tuchel instead. Side dominated the center of the pitch and made half-after a half chance, two veteran Spaniards have a chance to guide the side home 2-0 victory..

Because of their expensive summer signature and all the stories of how Tuchel needs to find the right cocktail to unleash their potential, it was an old credible man who delivered. This was Alonso’s first match action since September.Azpilikueta was on the sidelines towards the end of Lampard’s tenure Reece James As often preferred Antonio Rudiger..Another player in the vicinity Callum Hudson OdoiMove to, and link forever Bayern MunichBut he became Tuchel’s right wingback and many times like a mid-week performance Wolverhampton Wanderers, A constant threat down the side, kept Burnley’s defenders spinning.

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While they are looking for the real thing Timo Werner And Kai Havertz A quiet renaissance is taking place among the old guards who might have seen the last 24 hours of this transfer window as an opportunity to rest elsewhere in another world to step up. This is certainly the case with Alonso.

When Alonso was last featured in September, Lampard’s side had only three games in the new Premier League season.The manager’s confidence in Alonso at the time evaporated with a 3-3 draw West Bromwich AlbionThe Spaniards never appeared again under Lampard, exacerbated by suspicion of a bust-up between the pairs shortly after the match.Alonso saw a new signature Ben Chilwell Take his place on the left back.

Alonso emerged from the wilderness and performed typical of the old days. Constantly chase, hustle, and move darts forward. He grabbed Chelsea’s second goal in the 84th minute, set beautifully for an elegant goal, and broke the past with a volley from his chest and thighs. Nick Pope At a nearby post.

“We chose a little more size, but this was not reflected [Chilwell]After the match, Tuchel said. “Marcos is being used to play this role and has a good time to get to the box. I’m very happy that he got the second goal after the match.”

Again, Chelsea played with the flexible 3-4-3, which is the key to Alonso’s and Hudson-Odoy’s transitional play, but also with defensive stability. Thiago Silva Although it was a rock in the center of Chelsea’s defense, Rudiger and Azpilicueta had a license to remove the ball from the defense when space was provided. The move led to the Chelsea opener, who quickly moved the ball from near his box through the midfield to Hudson Odoy. Azpilikueta scored a goal with the ball inside Hudson Odoi.

An early sign of Tuchel’s reign is a preference for stable defenses and attacks around opposition. This is reminiscent of Pep Guardiola’s use of wingbacks, which is now Chelsea fixed to press and counter presses. They went out to effectively suffocate the opposition, robbed them of opportunities, and beat them with their own punches.

“Very perfect performance, again defensive and aggressive,” Tuchel said. “It was physically very strong, with a long ball and duel in the air and fought for the second ball. We had a lot of aggressive defense rather than passive.”

Chelsea had the opportunity to extend their lead, but the combination of stubbornness in Burnley’s defense-excellence is at the forefront James Tarkowski -And the lack of clinical finishing in front of Chelsea’s goal kept it at 2. Tuchel was pleased with the two goals, but after the match he said:

Werner’s anguish continues in front of the goal and seems to be a long-term project to get the most out of him. He mainly operated in his favorite position-just on the left, in half-space, looking for a perfect measure of his run-but it’s still a click with him. He had some half chances and kicked the ball on his foot which might have been his best chance in the first half, but you continue to rediscover his confidence under Tuchel I feel it will be. Earlier in the week, the new manager said pressure was on Werner, because Chelsea’s number 11 cares.

Those who have played for Tuchel say that his motivational approach to the player is based on whether he needs a hug or rocket. Werner feels the former, but this takes time. He needs one of those lucky and ugly goals to lift weight from his shoulders.

Mateo Kovacic It stood out on the way Giorginho An important gear in their transition game. Mason mount Having provided enough energy and drive, Tuchel needs to know exactly how it fits into this 3-4-3 setup.Havertz is the most likely long-term answer to that right-inner spot, but his game time was limited to 10 minutes from the bench. Hakim Ziyech Left behind due to fatigue. Christian Pulisic Added enough vitality as an alternative to half-time Tammy AbrahamHowever, to see the embarrassment of their wealth finally click in front of the goal, the accuracy of the attack needs to be fine-tuned. They will be ruthless when it comes together.

It’s like one of the more common wins for a team that is comfortable and confident for Chelsea and knows the importance of winning against a vibrant and tricky opponent like Burnley. I saw. But since we’re only six days into the Tuchel era, he went through trial and error to regain his confidence. They may not be the long-term main protagonists of Tuchel’s Chelsea project, but for now, they are glues that slowly cover the cracks left by the turmoil last week with paper.

– Soccer Sports

Old guards from Alonso, Azpilicueta and Chelsea help rebuild Tuchel in the post-Lampard era Old guards from Alonso, Azpilicueta and Chelsea help rebuild Tuchel in the post-Lampard era

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