Thomas Tuchel reacts to Chelsea win v Everton

August 7, 2022
By: Jamie Jones

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has said that there is still room for improvement for his side despite their win against Everton away from home at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The London club got the better of the Toffees 1-0 in their opening Premier League game of the season.

Jorginho scored the only goal of the match from the penalty spot in first-half injury time.

Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website: “A win is a win is a win and of course it’s very important to build now confidence, to build up belief, to build up an atmosphere, but also we must be open for improvement, open for criticism, because there are a lot of things to improve.

“But there are also good things to take away. Chelsea have struggled to take the points here in the last seasons and we got all three with the clean sheet.

“It was maybe not the most exciting game in the history of the Premier League, but seven minutes of stoppage time in first half and 10 minutes in the second half tell a story – lots of interruptions and no team could really find a rhythm.

“Everton defended deep in the first half and we struggled with a switch of play, struggled to feel the moments for a change of speed.

“It seemed like we did not want to do the decisive mistake so we did not take the risk but sometimes risk is needed in the last 25 metres to open a space up.

“In the second half there was simply not enough movement and that created a lot of ball losses but at some point in the first away game you hang in and do what is necessary for the clean sheet.”

Chelsea will return to action next Sunday when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

The Blues can be backed at 9/1 on Betfair to win the London derby against Spurs 2-0.

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