Tuchel: why I will never let the Chelsea players rest

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has opened up on his approach to being manager at Stamford Bridge.

The former PSG head coach has made a sensational start since replacing the sacked Frank Lampard in January.

Tuchel is 13 matches unbeaten, with nine wins, and Chelsea have not conceded a goal in six games.

The Blues have moved up to fourth in the Premier League and made the Champions League quarter-finals.

However, Chelsea beat struggling Sheffield United in the FA Cup last eight this afternoon 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel has explained he would never prioritise one match over another.

He added that he felt it was his duty to be demanding to the Chelsea players.

Tuchel said to the Chelsea website: “The club is a big help because the mentality is fantastic.

“So now it is always my duty to be close to my players and keep them motivated, to push them, to clarify their role in the moment, to never let them rest and to adapt to their needs.

“This club shapes the mentality and attitude of the players.

“I found a group of players who have a very impressive approach to training, to performance, to games, to the understanding of how the team works.

“This is for me what the club is doing here to sharpen their attitude, to keep the heads straight, what it is about to play for Chelsea.”