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CHE VS MFF: What Tuchel Meant By Saying Chelsea Is A Difficult Team To Play Against

Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea would be looking forward to getting their second UEFA Champions League win when the team hosts Malmo FF at Stamford Bridge. In the Uefa Champions League, fans have raised doubts about Chelsea's poor offensive performance. The team has scored only one goal this season.

Photo: Thomas Tuchel || Video Screenshot

On the other hand, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to Chelsea's pattern of play ahead of the Champions League game against Malmo. In his pre-match interview, he spoke about how Chelsea is a difficult team to play against. He also went on to note that Chelsea doesn't score a lot of goals. However, below is an explanation of what Thomas Tuchel meant when he said Chelsea is a difficult team to play against. Take a look!

Photo: Chelsea Players || Twitter

1 Chelsea Are Very Good When They Defend.

Note that many teams find it difficult to play against Chelsea because of their defensive setup. Thomas Tuchel prefers to make use of 5 defenders. Note that using 5 defenders makes it difficult for even the best teams to play against Chelsea. Recall that against Liverpool, Chelsea played with 10 men for 45 minutes, yet the team was impeccable.

Photo: Thomas Tuchel || Twitter

This also justifies how difficult it is to face Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea.

2. Chelsea is Always In Control Of Their Games, Which Makes It Difficult For Opposition Teams.

Photo: Jorginho, Kante, And Kovacic || Twitter

Note that Thomas Tuchel set up his team to always take control of the game. Because of players like Jorginho, Kante, and Kovacic, Chelsea likes to keep the ball. This makes it difficult for the opposition players to operate. This also validates Thomas Tuchel's statement on being a difficult team to play against.

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