Jason Cundy claims it’s “ridiculous” how successfully Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has brought a defensive organisation to his team at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel was appointed Blues manager midway through the last campaign, which culminated in winning the Champions League trophy.
His side are being dubbed potential contenders for the Premier League title this season, with summer signing Romelu Lukaku really bolstering the quality in the centre-forward position.
However, the defence has so often been the star of the show under Tuchel.
The introduction of a back-three system has seen a number of centre-halves within the squad flourish. Similarly, that’s the case in the wing-back positions.
Cundy has given big credit to Chelsea’s German head coach for his impact on the London side.
“Defensively, the organisation Tuchel has brought to this team is ridiculous. What he is getting out of this team… Even when we are not playing well we are winning 3-0,” Cundy told talkSPORT.
Chelsea defence will be busy this Saturday
Chelsea have the blueprint of how to beat this weekend’s opponents Manchester City, who they play at home in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Tuchel’s has masterminded three consecutive victories over them, including the Champions League final in Porto.
They are going to have to defend as a back five at times against a Man City side that love possession. However, Chelsea have the kind of pace and counter-attacking ability to cause any top team trouble when they are in the mood.
There will be real confidence from Chelsea’s backline after conceding once in the opening five Premier League matches.
You’d expect Antonio Rudiger to start as the left-sided centre-back. Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen may complete the three-man defence, or club captain Cesar Azpilicueta could drop back from wing-back.
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