Three things Thomas Tuchel got right as Chelsea battle past Sheffield United

Chelsea climbed up to fifth in the Premier League table on Sunday evening as they won for the third consecutive fixture under Thomas Tuchel by battling past Sheffield United.

The Blues took the lead through Mason Mount but the scores were levelled when Antonio Rudiger slotted past his own goalkeeper Edouard Mendy early in the second-half.

Jorginho then put the away side back in front after Timo Werner was brought down by Aaron Ramsdale, leaving Chelsea just one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Daily Star Sport have now taken a look at three things Tuchel got right as they took all three points from Chris Wilders’ Blades ahead of their FA Cup tie against Barnsley.

Time after Time

Tuchel has stuck by the misfiring Werner since replacing Lampard at Stamford Bridge, and there is clearly plenty of love for the forward in the squad.

A training clip released this week showed the first-team players cheering when the 24-year-old found the back of the net, but his contributions have come in another form.

Of the 14 penalties that Chelsea have won in all competitions so far this season, Werner has won seven of them – showing that he is still a handful without scoring.

Consistency Mounting

Since he was named on the bench for Tuchel’s first game as Blues boss, Mount has impressed across three consecutive starts, which have all ended in victory.

The young England midfielder was a favourite of both Lampard and Gareth Southgate, and he mentioned his desire to score more goals following the win over Tottenham last week.

Mount was rewarded in that sense after he was picked out by Werner for the opening goal, taking his Premier League tally for the season to three.

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  • Squad goals

    Despite his impressive performances during the last few months under Lampard, Ben Chilwell was named on the bench against both Burnley and Tottenham as Marcos Alonso got the nod.

    That was a decision that raised eyebrows among some supporters, but it was the England left-back who was named from the start against Burnley.

    Despite stating that fatigue was the reason for the swap, Tuchel will no doubt keep the respect of all his players by shuffling the pack and continuing to win.

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