The second-round game between Chelsea and Atlético Madrid ended with Chelsea having three to nil aggregate over a team considered by many as a top side in Europe.
Chelsea outplayed and outclassed the Atlético Madrid team during the two legs game, the display from Chelsea was so magnificent that the coach for the Atlético Madrid team, Diego Simeone, had no option but to publicly accept that his team lost to a better playing side.
The Tuchel's effect on the team is now quite obvious that even the most vocal critic can not ignore his effect on the team, the Chelsea team looked well-coached, very hungry for the ball, and has been improving consistently to the surprise of many.
Now that the teams that had qualified for this year's edition of the Champions league are known, the Chelsea team remains one of the least fancied teams to claim the trophy, but the following are the reasons why Chelsea FC is the team to watch out for in the ongoing UEFA champions league.
1. The underdog tag: Chelsea can be considered as one of the dark horses left in the competition, the team is filled with young players who are relatively new to the competition and the caliber of the teams left in the competition makes Chelsea an underdog in this competition.
However, the big teams will be very happy to avoid the Chelsea team in the next stage of the competition because what the team is capable of is still unknown.
Many fans didn't expect the blues to humble the almighty Atlético Madrid as if they were playing a championship side.
If Atlético Madrid can be humbled, who says they cannot repeat the same feat with another top European side?
Without any iota of doubt, this Chelsea team has what it takes to go shoulder to shoulder with the top teams left in the competition.
2. The Tuchel's effect: Who could have imagined that this Chelsea team will boss a two-leg match against one of the top teams in Europe, after producing poor performances consistently under the tutelage of Frank Lampard.
Immediately, Thomas Tuchel took over, the team improved, the newly added players are now showing on the field why Chelsea spent millions of dollars in adding them to the team.
A team known for conceding cheap goals has suddenly turned to a top side that even Atlético Madrid can't score a single goal after playing against Chelsea for up to 180 minutes on the field.
With Tuchel's effect on the Chelsea team, fans should watch out for the Chelsea FC in this season's UEFA champions league.
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