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‘I am super happy for my players’: Tuchel praises Chelsea’s team effort

Chelsea take crucial 1-0 lead into second leg against Atlético‘He trains like a 24-year-old,’ says manager of veteran GiroudThomas Tuchel praised an outstanding team effort after Chelsea took control of their Champions League tie against Atlético Madri…

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Olivier Giroud acrobatics earn Chelsea crucial lead over Atlético Madrid

In the end it came down to Chelsea’s ambition. While Atlético Madrid were held back by Diego Simeone’s negativity, Thomas Tuchel told his team to play. Liberated, Chelsea stood up to be counted. They let their football do the talking instead of rising …

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Thomas Tuchel’s misfiring forwards face tough test from Atlético Madrid

The new manager will be hoping for an improved display from his expensively assembled array of attacking talent against a side who do not give up chances easilyIt has not taken Chelsea’s forwards long to discover that Thomas Tuchel is not a patient man…

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Thomas Tuchel’s misfiring forwards face tough test from Atlético Madrid

The new manager will be hoping for an improved display from his expensively assembled array of attacking talent against a side who do not give up chances easilyIt has not taken Chelsea’s forwards long to discover that Thomas Tuchel is not a patient man…

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‘It’s a big test’: Chelsea’s Tuchel expects mental and physical battle with Atlético

Champions League last-16 first leg is in BucharestTuchel tried to sign Luis Suárez for PSG last yearThomas Tuchel has warned his players that Atlético Madrid will test their mental strength when Chelsea face them in the Champions League on Tuesday nigh…

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‘Second to nobody’: Mourinho defends coaching methods after Spurs defeat

Manager says Tottenham are not in crisis despite 2-1 lossDavid Moyes delighted as West Ham move up to fourthJosé Mourinho insisted that his coaching methods are still the best in the world after Tottenham’s dismal form continued with a 2-1 defeat to We…

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‘Second to nobody’: Mourinho defends coaching methods after Spurs defeat

Manager says Tottenham are not in crisis despite 2-1 lossDavid Moyes delighted as West Ham move up to fourthJosé Mourinho insisted that his coaching methods are still the best in the world after Tottenham’s dismal form continued with a 2-1 defeat to We…

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Strikerless West Ham find new approach thanks to Lingard gamble | Jacob Steinberg

The sale of Sébastien Haller left West Ham with one injury-plagued striker – Jesse Lingard, though, has offered a solutionThe deadline was approaching but West Ham were not in a rush. Although there was a clamour for them to sign a new striker after Sé…

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Thomas Tuchel has started well but Southampton offer Chelsea stern test

A meeting with the Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhüttl, a fellow disciple of Ralf Rangnick, may give an interesting insight into Chelsea’s progress under Thomas TuchelSince his arrival last month, Thomas Tuchel’s toughest game on paper looked like th…

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‘Super-reliable’ Kovacic repaying Tuchel’s love in new model Chelsea | Jacob Steinberg

Midfielder has shone since change of manager but must prove against Atlético Madrid he can do it on the toughest nightsThere were 15 minutes on the clock at Stamford Bridge when a lone player in black and white stripes decided it might be worth trying …

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Jamal Musiala set to sign new five-year contract at Bayern Munich

England Under-21 midfielder agrees deal until 2026Musiala could earn up to £100,000 a week Bayern Munich are close to ending uncertainty over Jamal Musiala’s future by handing the England Under-21 international a new five-year deal.Musiala is currently…

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David Moyes hails Saïd Benrahma and Jesse Lingard partnership

West Ham manager happy with Algerian’s progress‘There are signs Saïd had a connection with Jesse’David Moyes has been pleasantly surprised with Saïd Benrahma’s work rate and hopes the West Ham winger can strike up a devastating creative partnership wit…

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‘Great footballer, super-nice guy’: Tuchel sees no limit for Mount

Chelsea manager impressed by Mount’s impactTuchel adds there is lots of room for improvementThomas Tuchel has said he was fully aware of Mason Mount’s quality before replacing Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s manager.Although Mount dropped to the bench for T…

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‘You don’t deserve an answer’: Mourinho unhappy with query on unused Bale

Spurs sees ‘togetherness’ despite home defeat against ChelseaOn unused sub Bale: ‘I’m doing my best, he’s doing his best’José Mourinho insisted that his players remain united – and refused to answer a question about the unused substitute Gareth Bale – …

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‘Like an orchestra’: Tuchel determined to get right tune out of Chelsea

‘We have to follow a rhythm. A discipline, a speed, a style’Chelsea visit José Mourinho’s Tottenham on ThursdayThomas Tuchel says he wants to make Chelsea play like an orchestra, explaining that he occasionally places higher value on performances than …

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Dead-ball power at the heart of David Moyes’ gritty West Ham reboot | Jacob Steinberg

Instead of focusing on fancy, fragile football, fortunes are rising at London Stadium as wide variety keeps opponents guessing West Ham’s image of themselves is not matched by the view from outside. A pragmatist such as Sam Allardyce could not connect …

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‘The weight is on his shoulders’: Tuchel urges Werner to stop doubting himself

Chelsea striker has scored only once in 16 games‘It’s important to rebuild his trust in himself’Thomas Tuchel has urged Timo Werner to stop doubting himself and believes that the Chelsea striker is struggling because he cares too much about his poor fo…

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Thomas Tuchel vows ‘not to be too stubborn’ as Chelsea manager

German encouraged by ‘very clear’ Stamford Bridge structure‘Maybe I stay long. If I don’t stay long, I don’t stay long’Thomas Tuchel has dismissed concerns about Chelsea’s history of sacking managers and said he has worked on improving his stubborn str…

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West Ham pushing for Lingard loan after sealing permanent Benrahma deal

Manchester United and West Ham must agree loan feeBenrahma had been due to complete deal in summerWest Ham remain in talks with Manchester United over a deal for Jesse Lingard after freeing up a loan spot for the midfielder by bringing forward the perm…

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Thomas Tuchel’s in-tray: what the new Chelsea manager must tackle | Jacob Steinberg

The new man at Stamford Bridge must get expensive signings firing, repair squad harmony and show faith in promising youthFigures close to Chelsea believe that Roman Abramovich was the main driver behind the £62m signing of Kai Havertz last summer. The …