Chelsea’s success under Thomas Tuchel has drawn praise from former Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The Blues have been taken from a confusing mid-table Premier League outfit, to arguably the country and the continent’s finest ensemble in the space of ten months.
Players who looked dead and buried are now breathing a new lease of life. Opponents rarely penetrate the fortress that protects Edouard Mendy’s net. And although the goals don’t always fly in, they arrive at a pretty frequent rate.
In Tuchel’s 48 matches in charge of the Blues, his side have only failed to score eight times. Speaking on the BBC Football Daily podcast, Schweinsteiger waxed lyrical about what he’s seen so far in Chelsea team while comparing the progress of the two sides (Chelsea and Manchester United).
He said: “In my eyes, United are still in a progress, which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also mentioning. But, for me, it’s taken too long. In my eyes, other teams, especially City and Chelsea (have progressed quicker)," said Schweinsteiger, who played for the Manchester club between 2015 and 2017.
"You can see the impact which Thomas Tuchel has on the Chelsea team. It’s unbelievable because he knows exactly what the players need to perform, which kind of football they play. They have a strategy, they have a DNA, they have possession and also scoring goals. They have more in the game.”
A good indicator of the varying levels between Chelsea and United shall be revealed when they meet in the league next Sunday.
Tuchel’s men will be aiming to maintain their stronghold at the top of the division, whilst Solskjaer’s group need a win to stop their pretty rotten run of results.