Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel reportedly left his players stunned earlier this month with what he did in the dressing room midway through a Premier League fixture.
A source has explained to the Athletic that the German boss told his players at half time against Newcastle United that they could have two days off if they secured three points.
It is reported that the Chelsea squad were left shocked staring around at each other, as the manager showed a unique method to try motivate them.
The Blues were ahead 2-0 at the time on 15 February against Newcastle and that’s how the scoreline finished after 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel acted instinctively with his sudden message to the Chelsea team against Newcastle, something that ultimately worked so it can’t be questioned.
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Chelsea fans knew very little about Tuchel before his appointment, albeit they were aware of his success elsewhere in his managerial career so far.
But his character is now beginning to show at Stamford Bridge, something which is helped massively by the fact his team are unbeaten in the eight games across all competitions he’s been in charge of.
He’s been true to his word to make it a clean slate for every player in the squad and is showing he’s not afraid to make bold decisions.
His start has been very strong, but it’s about to get tougher when Chelsea host Manchester United on Sunday in the Premier League.