The Chelsea prolonged his immaculate career since the arrival of the German Thomas tuchel to the bench of the London team, after chaining their eleventh consecutive game this Monday without losing, by winning 2-0 at Everton.
A result that reaffirmed the “blues”, rival of the Atlético de Madrid in the knockout stages of the Champions League, in fourth place in the English League, which gives the right to play the top continental competition next season.
Rarely has a change of coach taken effect so quickly like the one caused by the arrival of Tuchel, who in just under a month and a half has completely turned around Chelsea.
This team is nothing like the dubious ensemble led by Frank Lampard, which seemed overwhelmed at all times by the expectations generated by the multi-million dollar investment made in the summer.
Millions and more millions that have endowed Chelsea with a very deep squad that Thomas Tuchel, used to dealing with a star-studded dressing room like Paris Saint-Germain, does seem capable of making the most of it.
As it was verified this Monday, in a meeting in which the German coach introduced up to five changes in relation to the team that won last Thursday by 0-1 in the field of Liverpool.
And it is that Tuchel seems to have recovered for the cause players like the Spanish Marcos Alonso, which seemed out of the club in the last winter market, and that this Monday was fundamental in the triumph of Chelsea.
The Spanish lane not only attended the German at 31 minutes Kai havertz in the play that gave rise to Chelsea’s first goal, the work of the defender Ben godfrey own goal, but before the break he had a magnificent opportunity to extend the score.
Only the extraordinary intervention of the Everton goalkeeper Jordan pickford prevented a goal from a Marcos Alonso, which seems to have regained prominence with the change of system implemented by Tuchel.
A drawing that encourages the search for spaces, the habitat where another of the great protagonists of the party, the German, is better managed Kai havertz, for whom Chelsea paid 80 million euros this summer.
A figure that has so far weighed the young German player like a slab, who seems more liberated since the arrival of his compatriot to the bench, as was proven this Monday against Everton.
And that Havertz could not score, but he actively participated in both Chelsea goals. If in the first his shot to the center by Marcos Alonso ended up in the nets after touching the defender Ben
Godfrey, in the second he caused the penalty, which the Brazilian Jorginho converted 65 minutes into the final 2-0.
A marker that reflected the superiority of Chelsea over Everton, which without the Colombian contest James Rodriguez, injured, he was not able to generate a single clear chance to score.
Another of the virtues of this new Chelsea by Thomas Tuchel, who has only conceded one goal in the last seven games, a whole warning for Atlético de Madrid, who will have to score next week in London if they want to overcome the tie, after the 0-1 in the first leg.