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Tuchel vows to turn Chelsea into ‘a team no one wants to play against’

Chelsea laboured to a goalless draw as Tuchel took his seat in the dugout for the first time; Wolves proving a tough nut to crack despite the hosts’ dominance on the ball.

And straight after that stalemate, Tuchel insisted he can provide the off-field personality to turn Chelsea into long-term winners – and also a team nobody wants to take on.

“From now on I don’t see too many weaknesses: I will focus on our strengths, the mix is amazing of the team between experienced players, big personalities and young, hungry talent,” said Tuchel.

“I’m used to creating the special energy and atmosphere you need to create the possibility to win every three days in a league like this.

“And I believe we can do this on a daily basis. What I saw yesterday (in training) was very open stuff, very helpful stuff.

“We will build a team that nobody wants to play against. And that’s the challenge for me to do that as quickly as possible.”

Chelsea have now won just two of their last nine Premier League matches, and Tuchel refused to be drawn on whether the Blues can contest this term’s league title.

Asked if Chelsea can win the league this season, Tuchel replied: “The title, ooh, that’s far away, we have to be realistic at the same time.

“When you sign for Chelsea as manager it’s absolutely right you sign for the expectation to fight for titles, Premier Leagues, Champions Leagues and cups.

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“It’s absolutely clear, but at the same time we have to be realistic that there are a lot of teams and points between us and fourth.

“So maybe it’s the best time now to step up in the middle of the season, and we can’t lose focus in looking too far ahead.

“We must stay now and work on a daily basis on details and progression in our game, and points will follow.

“I’m absolutely sure we have the capacity to hurt everybody in every league and competition, and it’s my job to bring evidence of that as fast as possible.”


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