THOMAS TUCHEL took charge of his first Chelsea training session – after jetting in as the whirlwind replacement of sacked boss Frank Lampard.
Thomas Tuchel was dishing out instructions to his Chelsea players just hours after arriving in London as boss Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Blues’ stars have a new boss to listen to at their Cobham training centre in the shape of German Thomas TuchelCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic looks on as Thomas Tuchel takes controlCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Reece James discovers what it’s like to hear from ex-PSG chief Thomas TuchelCredit: Getty Images – Getty
He was soon pointing in earnest and dishing out instructions after meeting his new squad in practice at the Blues’ Cobham training ground.
And he might have exchanged a few awkward pleasantries with Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva, 36, who was reportedly upset with the manner of his PSG exit over the summer.
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But more important for Tuchel will be how to handle and inspire the two biggest enigmas from his £220million summer spree.
Tuchel knows ex-Bundesliga superstars Timo Werner and Kai Havertz well from his time as Borussia Dortmund manager.
Nonetheless, he faces a huge task to transform Werner back to his RB Leipzig free-scoring as the Germany striker has notched just four goals in 19 games for Chelsea.
And the plight of Werner’s Germany team-mate Havertz is arguably greater, with many critics berating the £75m former Bayer Leverkusen playmaker’s commitment and lack of influence.
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Tuchel certainly looked a serious figure during training as he assessed the Blues’ players.
he is tipped to instal a 3-4-3 formation, with a potential recall for outcast centre-back Antonio Rudiger.
It could also mean N’Golo Kante operting in his classic role as a midfield anchorman.
Chelsea are gearing up for facing Wolves at 6pm on Wednesday nightCredit: Getty Images – Getty