Thomas Tuchel has told the Evening Standard that he had noticed that Chelsea’s victory over Everton brought some laughs amongst the team, especially at half-time.

The Blues won the game 1-0 thanks to a Jorginho penalty on the stroke of half-time, with the attacking talent on show hardly threatening Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal.

One of the main concerns from the last few seasons has been the lack of a big goalscorer, with Mason Mount last time out being the only player to reach double digits in a season in that time.

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Jorginho himself was the club’s top scorer the season before, scoring all of his goals from the spot.

The irony did not go unnoticed on the German, who claimed while the situation was humorous although he hinted there is a desire that the attack does pick up from the level set last season.

Tuchel outlines attacking woes

He said: “Well, we were joking at half-time and saying maybe it is a typical Chelsea game we win 1-0 and Jorgi scored with a penalty. It is what it is. I think Raheem [Sterling] will lift Kai [Havertz], Mason [Mount] and [Christian] Pulisic up.

“Our formation is a deep formation because the centre of the formation is in the three centre backs and the two No6s, so it is a deep formation in which you rely heavily on the two wing-backs.”

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Raheem Sterling has been touted as the man who Tuchel is hoping will provide the goals this season, with him being part of the Premier League ‘100 club’.

While he saw a strike disallowed for offside early on at Goodison Park, he failed to make the scoresheet, despite looking like Chelsea’s most dangerous attacker on the pitch.

Instead, it was a game which highlighted the defenders, with Thiago Silva and Kalidou Koulibaly particularly impressing despite waves of Everton pressure testing them throughout the fixture.

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