Thomas Tuchel secured his first win as Chelsea supervisor as his workforce beat Burnley 2-Zero within the Premier League because of objectives by Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso on Sunday.
After starting his tenure with a Zero-Zero draw in opposition to Wolverhampton at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Tuchel once more noticed his Chelsea gamers dominate possession in opposition to one other workforce that struggles to attain objectives.
They lastly discovered a innovative this time, although, as Callum Hudson-Odoi ran on the Burnley protection on the precise earlier than organising Azpilicueta — on the overlap — to smash a rising shot previous goalkeeper Nick Pope within the 40th minute.
Hudson-Odoi struck a deflected effort in opposition to the publish early within the second half as Burnley struggled to get out of its personal half, earlier than Alonso collected a brief cross from substitute Christian Pulisic and powered a volley in off the underside of the crossbar within the 84th.
Chelsea climbed to seventh place however the opposition will get more durable for Tuchel, together with his subsequent recreation at Tottenham on Thursday.
Tuchel, who changed the fired Frank Lampard on Tuesday, seems prepared to provide each member of Chelsea’s giant squad an opportunity to stake a declare for a beginning spot. After making a raft of modifications in opposition to Wolves — and likewise switching formation to Three-Four-2-1 — he tinkered once more by restoring Timo Werner, Mason Mount, Alonso and Tammy Abraham to the lineup and leaving out playmaker Hakim Ziyech from the matchday squad altogether.
The German coach appears settled on a three-man backline of Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger, whereas Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have began each video games below Tuchel. The opposite locations within the workforce search for for grabs, although.