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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 easily

It has not taken Chelsea’s forwards long to discover that Thomas Tuchel is not a patient man when something goes wrong in the final third. Tuchel is not afraid to show his irritation during games and he was an angsty presence throughout Chelsea’s draw with Southampton on Saturday, flinging his arms in the air when moves broke down and even digging out individuals for stalling attacks with bad choices.

The demands from Chelsea’s new manager are high, as Callum Hudson-Odoi discovered when he was substituted in the 76th minute after being introduced at half-time. Tuchel craves perfection and Hudson-Odoi, whose attitude and energy was questioned by his manager, was not alone in disappointing. Timo Werner also copped an earful at times, particularly when he overhit a simple pass to Marcos Alonso in the 17th minute.

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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 easily

It has not taken Chelsea’s forwards long to discover that Thomas Tuchel is not a patient man when something goes wrong in the final third. Tuchel is not afraid to show his irritation during games and he was an angsty presence throughout Chelsea’s draw with Southampton on Saturday, flinging his arms in the air when moves broke down and even digging out individuals for stalling attacks with bad choices.

The demands from Chelsea’s new manager are high, as Callum Hudson-Odoi discovered when he was substituted in the 76th minute after being introduced at half-time. Tuchel craves perfection and Hudson-Odoi, whose attitude and energy was questioned by his manager, was not alone in disappointing. Timo Werner also copped an earful at times, particularly when he overhit a simple pass to Marcos Alonso in the 17th minute.

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