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Analysing Thomas Tuchel's tactical change that helped Chelsea to beat Tottenham Hotspurs at home

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Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspurs 3-0 in Sunday's English Premier League clash at Hotspurs stadium. 

Second half goals from Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Ngolo Kante won the game for Thomas Tuchel's side and maintained their perfect start to the season. 

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Tottenham Hotspurs were the better side in the first half, but a tactical change from Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in the second half made the difference at the end of 90 minute. 

Thomas Tuchel adopted a 3-4-3 formation in the first half with Mason Mount, Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz leading the line, but Chelsea were slow in transition and Tottenham was finding more time to build from the back. 

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The key with Tuchel is, he never let games drift away from him. He’s very pro-active in detecting problems and finding solutions.

When he realized the system wasn't working, he quickly switch to 3-5-2, and he removed Mount for Kante which gave Chelsea move fluidity to the midfield. 

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Kovacic also moved left side of the midfield to cover for Alonso, who usually bump forward to support Romelu Lukaku in the attack. 

The new formation also gave Chelsea security at the back because, at least two players are in the middle closing down spaces when the Tottenham has the possession.

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Tuchel later add Werner as a 2nd striker to take all the attention away from Lukaku who was not having it easier with Tottenham defenders. 

The introduction of Werner gave Lukaku more time and space to run into channel and attack crosses from Marcos Alonso or Cesar Azplicueta. 

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It was a beautiful idea and better than the first half attacking set up where they just pass the ball to Lukaku, who holds it and lays it off to Mount or Havertz. 

Werner also added pace and intensity that was lacking in the first half. The low cut-back for the assist is something Chelsea fans have been crying out for since the start of the season. 

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Chelsea will be up against Manchester City next week, and we might see another tactical twist from the German. 

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