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From broken to brilliant, Chelsea have been transformed by Thomas Tuchel | Jacob Steinberg

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Zinedine Zidane is the latest big-name manager to have been outwitted by the German since his arrival in west London

Thomas Tuchel made his intentions clear from the start. There was no talk of building slowly when he arrived at Chelsea at the end of January. The German understood that Roman Abramovich has high demands and he responded accordingly, focusing on his new club’s winning mentality and promising to turn Chelsea into a team that no one would relish playing.

It has not taken Tuchel long to make his vision come true. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager had no need for a transitional period after replacing Frank Lampard. In the space of four months Tuchel has turned Chelsea from a disorganised side into one capable of setting up a Champions League final against Manchester City by outrunning and outwitting Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Continue reading…Zinedine Zidane is the latest big-name manager to have been outwitted by the German since his arrival in west LondonThomas Tuchel made his intentions clear from the start. There was no talk of building slowly when he arrived at Chelsea at the end of January. The German understood that Roman Abramovich has high demands and he responded accordingly, focusing on his new club’s winning mentality and promising to turn Chelsea into a team that no one would relish playing.It has not taken Tuchel long to make his vision come true. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager had no need for a transitional period after replacing Frank Lampard. In the space of four months Tuchel has turned Chelsea from a disorganised side into one capable of setting up a Champions League final against Manchester City by outrunning and outwitting Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Continue reading…