‘Masterclass’: Some Chelsea fans love what Tuchel has done with their £50m man

Ben Chilwell has detailed a previous conversation that he’s had with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel – and some Blues fans on Twitter absolutely love the approach from the club’s boss.

Tuchel, 48, has helped turn Chelsea into a winning machine since his appointment in January. Notably, one of his greatest strengths is his man-management and the way he’s got his entire squad pulling in the same direction.

Blues defender Chilwell has revealed that some inspirational words from Tuchel after the summer helped get him back on track. The 24-year-old left-back didn’t get a single minute during Euro 2020 with England. In addition, he was behind Marcos Alonso in the full-back pecking order at Stamford Bridge in the opening month of this season.

Chilwell has opened up on a pivotal conversation with Tuchel:

“Me and (Tuchel) had a very honest conversation where he did say to me: ‘You know, I feel like mentally at the moment in training you’re pushing a bit too much to get in the team. We love you here, we know the qualities you possess just relax a little bit, you’re going to get back in’,” Chilwell said.

“It was brilliant to hear and then it was just about being patient and making sure I was ready so that when I was called upon to play, I could do my best. When you’ve got a manager that talks to you on a personal level, which we’re fortunate enough we have here and at Chelsea, it helps.”

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Chilwell thriving

For Chilwell, he’s playing arguably his best ever football right now. Garth Crooks previously described him as operating at a career best. 

The left wing-back has scored a few goals already this season to become crucial going forward at Stamford Bridge, with Tuchel raving about his goalscoring exploits. 

He’s now in a position where he can really apply the pressure on England left-back Luke Shaw, too.

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Chelsea fans can’t get enough of Tuchel

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media love the latest story they are hearing about their manager. 

Blues fans chant they “just can’t get enough” of centre-forward Timo Werner. However, that song may be more suitable to their German coach. 

The way he’s impacting players both on and off the pitch is noticeable. 

Tuchel is somehow finding a way to perfectly balance a squad that is stacked with so many top-class players that will all want to be starting every game. For example, his communication with £50million man Chilwell shows how he’s motivated him to become a better player.

Here are some Chelsea fans hailing Tuchel:


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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.