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Chelsea put in a good display against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening, as the Blues cruised through to a 2 nil victory.
The game saw Mason Mount dropped from the starting XI despite puting in an incredible performance against Liverpool last week, scoring the only goal of the game.
Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi were Chelsea’s front three against Everton.
Kai Havertz made his first league start for Chelsea in a long while and he put in a really good performance.
The German International scored a deflected goal and also won the penalty that was converted by Jorginho for the second goal.
Following this good Chelsea performance without Mason Mount, here are four things we believe Thomas Tuchel have learnt.
Almost every player is reliable
Since Tuchel’s arrival, it isn’t news that the German is very flexible tactically and is willing to try new things every match.
This is following the inclusion of certain fringe outcast player under former manager Frank Lampard.
This shows that Thomas Tuchel is a manager who relies on a system and not the performance of certain star players.
Hudson-Odoi is very versatile
English youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi continues to flourish under Thomas Tuchel as he has become a key player for his German boss.
Having endured mixed fortunes under Frank Lampard, Hudson-Odoi was immediately given a chance to impress following Tuchel’s arrival.
But, surprisingly, Tuchel opted to deploy the youngster in an unfamiliar wing-back role.
The winger have not only played in that wing-back role under Thomas Tuchel, but have also played as one of the two attacking midfielders in Tuchel’s system.
Havertz is still a World-class talent
Before yesterday’s game, Chelsea’s most expensive signing last summer Kai Havertz has struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel.
This is following an unimpressive spell under former manager Frank Lampard.
His start against Everton was his fifth appearance under Tuchel and the boss will be hoping it’s one that’ll kickstart his Chelsea career, with the German producing a stunning performance.
The 21-year-old produced a stellar performance, scoring the first goal and winning a penalty for the second goal.
Too many attacking options for Tuchel
Ahead of his appointment as Chelsea boss in January, Tuchel would have no doubt been licking his lips at the prospect of leading the Blues’ attack.
The gaffer has eight options to play in three attacking positions.
This is good for Chelsea as the thought of getting drop will keep every player on the tip of their toes.
Indeed, in the 1-0 win over Liverpool, Tuchel opted to play Mount and Ziyech in the attacking roles behind Werner.