Chelsea board happy with Tuchel for improving these three players who were misfiring under Lampard
Chelsea board feel ‘vindicated’ over Thomas Tuchel appointment after improvement in three players
According to ESPN, the Chelsea board is very pleased with Thomas Tuchel for having a major impact on three players that were previously struggling at the club.
Tuchel was brought in to replace club legend Frank Lampard towards the end of January after a torrid run of results. There were questions raised over the former PSG man’s appointment, particularly at the expense of a revered figure like Lampard.
However, Tuchel has gone about establishing himself as a favourite at the club in quick fashion. Indeed, the German has led Chelsea to a 11-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, which has meant that they are strong contenders in the top four race and stand a chance of progressing to the UCL quarter-finals as well.
And, it is now claimed that the Chelsea board is feeling vindicated over their decision to sack Lampard and appoint Tuchel as his successor. A club source told ESPN:
“It shows we know what we are doing.”
While the results have been certainly pleasing, the board has been left impressed by the turnaround in the form of some players – three in particular that had struggled under Lampard, those being Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Marcos Alonso.
Werner and Havertz, following their big-money arrivals last summer, had found it hard to settle down under Lampard. Alonso, meanwhile, had been frozen out of the first-team picture following a falling out with the ex-Blues boss.
But, the trio has turned things around under the new manager. Werner may not still be scoring freely but the all-round improvement is there for everyone to see. Alonso, meanwhile, has been relishing in the wing-back role while Havertz showed his quality against Everton last time out.
Apart from those three, the likes of Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Jorginho have also benefited from the appointment of Tuchel. While sacking Lampard may not have been a popular decision, his successor is doing all the right things to win over the doubters.