Tuchel praises the ‘aggressive’ Chelsea fashion in Palace’s victory

Thomas Tuchel has praised the ‘aggressive’ fashion of play that Chelsea confirmed of their 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

The Blues obtained off to a blistering start at Selhurst Park, with Kai Havertz opening the scoring after just eight minutes.

The German striker finished to the far corner with an excellent left foot effort.

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Havertz then set up Christian Pulisic for a second goal moments later.

He played to Pulisic’s feet and the American positively sent the chance.

Kurt Zouma joined them on the score sheet within the thirtieth minute. The tallest rose to steer Mason Mount’s free-kick past Vicente Guaita.

The second half noticed Palace withdraw one by means of Christian Benteke. However Pulisic ended the case by taking second, with Chelsea fourth, within the 78th minute.

Discuss to Sky Sports activities after the victory, Tuchel said (through BBC Sport): “The primary half hour was glorious. We have been very hungry, very aggressive and had a whole lot of recoveries within the final third. He was a deserving leader.

“After 35 minutes we dropped in a bit and obtained a bit messy. We continued like this a bit within the second half but it surely was an excellent response after their goal. We created a whole lot of probabilities and did not hand over any big probabilities.

“Clearly we had a whole lot of probabilities as we speak. The lads have been hungry and inventive. We had a whole lot of good runs and good motion. We put stress on ourselves to get the precise response. It was a step in the precise route.

“I am not disappointed [with Kai Havertz] however he may have truly scored extra. He had two big probabilities to finish the sport off. That is the best way. It has an absolute high quality. He wants to indicate his high quality and that is the challenge for him. ”

Chelsea got here out fired up within the first half, keen to reply to his A 5-2 defeat to West Brom last time out within the Premier League.

He confirmed that additional dedication as Roy Hodgson’s males have been unable to maintain them at bay.

Tuchel added: “Every part was bad against West Brom. The end result was horrific however the statistics weren’t so bad. At present we have been very hungry, full of confidence and needed to play a really aggressive recreation by way of excessive recoveries.

“We have been completely centered. He was good with the angle as we speak. It is a part of our DNA to be aggressive and it must be. We confirmed that as we speak. ”


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