The Blues are now on a 10-game away ground unbeaten streak following their 1-0 huge victory against David Moyes’ men
West Ham United indeed did got a taste of the German side of the Blues who also had their goalscorer to be a German.
Werner netted the only goal of the game late in the first 45 minutes as the host held the score sheet until the final whistle.
Right after the game, Thomas Tuchel disclosed three key things his boys got right that resulted to their deserved victory over a later 10-men Hammers.
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First was their ability to have prevented a counter attack from the Hammers.
Unlike in every other games, Man United’s loanee, Jesse Lingard has been impressive from a counter point.
West Ham always got into their counter position and have been brilliant to convert several of those chances.
Tuchel revelead his boys were wise enough to have prevented such from happening with them.
Speaking after the game Tuchel said; West Ham invite you to come into their half and have ball possession, but once you lose the ball they can punish you at any second with counter-attacks and set-pieces.
‘We did not allow that in the first half. We controlled the game. We had excellent counter-pressing and closed the space for counter-attacks very bravely. I’m very happy about that.
Tuchel also earlier on did call out a key aspect of their performance today and that was their concentration.
The German noted his side’s concentration did help them stay focused and prevent shady mistakes which could have cost them much.
‘It is a very significant win because it is so difficult to win here,’ Tuchel said.
‘I saw us very strong in the first half, very concentrated. You have to be so patient and aggressive at the same time.
Finally Tuchel mentioned of his boy’s strength and control over the game despite having slipped for a while in the game.
‘We were a bit too passive and deep for 15 minutes in the second half, and we instantly suffered from their quality and physicality, but overall it is a big strength of ours not to concede chances or big chances. The team effort is huge.
‘After 15 minutes of the second half we got control back in the game and had chances to give us a two-goal cushion. If it stays 1-0 it’s always tough until the end, but I felt our team very focused and very strong. It is the best way to arrive into another massive match in the Champions League.’
Chelsea take on Real Madrid on Wednesday and hope to materialize a vital win against their uncommon UEFA Champions League opponents.
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