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Tuchel’s promise to Chelsea fans after opening night draw with Wolves

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has promised supporters that “the results will come” after his side drew 0-0 with Wolves on Wednesday evening.

The game was Tuchel’s first in charge of Chelsea and came just 24 hours after he was appointed as Frank Lampard’s successor.

Chelsea dominated the ball, having 78% possession and completing 820 passes, but they failed to find the back of the net and shared the spoils with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

However, Tuchel was happy with Chelsea’s performance and believes they will start to pick up wins if they continue to play like they did against Wolves.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel saw his new side draw 0-0 with Wolves at Stamford Bridge in his first game in charge

Speaking to BBC Match of the Day, Tuchel said: “I enjoyed it a lot because I was very happy with the intensity, the attitude, energy and quality of my team, we were well organised, had a lot of ball recoveries in the last third, never lacked intensity.

‘We stepped up minute after minute in the second half. I was very happy performance wise, unfortunately we couldn’t score, if we take care of our performance like this the results will come.

Tuchel deployed Callum Hudson-Odoi as a right wing-back against Wolves

“It reminded me a bit of our games in Dortmund, we had a very good training session yesterday, 21 guys who were totally awake, to try to do what we are doing – tactically, structure, where to accelerate the game, how to defend – I didn’t expect it to be on this level from one training and two meetings.

“It gives me a good feeling for the future. It was today totally unfair because I had no explanation for anybody on the side why they didn’t play. Every day will help.”

Tuchel also praised Callum Hudson-Odoi for his performance at right wing-back, with the 20-year-old being named man of the match.

“Dribbling, runs, one on ones, intensity – defensively he had to help in a back five, we didn’t want to suffer too much in their ball in possession,” Tuchel added. “Callum was the key on the side with his speed and confidence.”




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