Chelsea FC now have the edge over Man City as Thomas Tuchel’s tactics transform dress rehearsal for Champions League final – fr

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Chelsea FC now have the edge over Man City as Thomas Tuchel’s tactics transform dress rehearsal for Champions League final – fr


For the second time in less than a month, he got the better of Pep Guardiola.

At the time, Guardiola had misunderstood his tactics with a heavily modified squad that had the chance to avoid a loss heavier than the 1-0 score.

On this occasion, City had the game and the Premier League title in their hands.
A Chelsea collapse just before half-time saw Raheem Sterling give the chosen champions the advantage, while Sergio Aguero withstood a penalty to effectively kill the game.
The Argentinian’s sad Panenka gave Chelsea a lifeline – but the real turning point was Tuchel’s team speech at the break.
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The city has gone from leadership to leadership.
Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic were much more effective playing higher up the pitch to force City on the back foot. The excellent Reece James had Benjamin Mendy on a toast.
What was most impressive was Tuchel’s in-game management after seeing his side struggle to break City’s defense in the opening 45 minutes.
He tweaked it and with that, the game was turned upside down.
Ziyech’s weak training from the edge of the box evened the scores after Moroccan pressing pulled Rodri away from possession.
There would have been few complaints from Chelsea if he had indicated the location – but it was not a clear and obvious mistake on the part of the manager.

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