With their 2-0 victory against Atletico Madrid to seal a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season, Thomas Tuchel became the Chelsea manager with the most number of unbeaten games since taking over the club, winning or drawing 13 games since replacing Frank Lampard.
The last manager to hold the record of the most unbeaten games since taking over was Luiz Felipe Scolari who went 12 games without a loss since taking over in 2008. However, something special seems to be laid out before us with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea playing the way they have.
The most notable change is the newfound sense of purpose on the pitch that the Blues previously lacked. Moreover, Tuchel is not afraid to rotate the squad and give the fringe players a go-to fit the system and breathe some fresh air into the match, and it has paid off well.
The best example of the situation has to be the reintroduction of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso in the defense. Chelsea are more defensively solid than they have been in the last few years, and the only time an opposition player scored against them was in the 1-1 draw against Southampton in February when Takumi Minamino put the Saints ahead.
It has been almost a whole month since anybody last scored against Chelsea, and the only other player to put the ball in their net was Antonio Rudiger himself due to an own goal.