Chelsea are eyeing five wins in all competitions as Newcastle United are welcomed at Stamford Bridge this evening.
The Blues,who beat the Magpies 2-0 in a rematch at St. Petersburg James Park will face Steve Bruce in November after beating Steve Bruce 1-0 in the FA Cup at the Barnsley Championships in Oakwell.
Striker Tammy Abraham's second half was enough to pave the way for the Blues to the race quarter-finals and extend his stellar form under Thomas Tuchel to five games.Since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard as Chelsea boss last month,he has had little time to work out every detail of his players on the training ground.The match is still tight and fast.The German will be in charge in less than three weeks and the clash with Newcastle, who will arrive in West London without star striker Callum Wilson through injury,is the sixth person in charge.
Although Tuhel didn't have much time between matches, the results were certainly encouraging.However, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss wants to keep seeing the results of improvements in his players in front of him.Every coach in the world wants maybe four weeks with a new team to find out the habits and characteristics of the players,Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.Maybe the good thing is that we didn't think about it because you didn't have time to think about it.
Only the current situation intervenes, whether yes or no.We have to choose to train the day before the wolves.When we arrived we did and it helped.We have a lot of games and you know your team better in those games.
The players can show their competitive spirit, their mentality and you can see almost everything.Now we learn and trust each other as we play in the toughest races in Europe.
Even though Tuchel has led Chelsea to four wins in his first five league and cup games,he still wants to see more of his players.
He added:We wanted to get a better result but in the end the most important thing is that you are in the next round of the cup match. We did that so it wasn't all bad.There is a lot of room for improvement.That's a good thing.We have three days to prepare for the next game and we will take advantage of that.
After a total of ten substitutions with Barnsley on Thursday evening,Tuchel is likely to return to a country that has improved over Burnley,Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United in recent weeks, meaning Edouard Mendy,Jorginho,Matteo Kovacic and Mason Mount are likely to do so,do it will come back. will return.
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga & Willy Caballero.
Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso & Emerson Palmieri.
Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Billy Gilmour, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz (if fit), Faustino Anjorin & Christian Pulisic.
Strikers: Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner & Olivier Giroud.
Another person who will return tonight is striker Timo Werner.The Germany international was sent off Barnsley's run with a dead leg after beating Sheffield United 2-1 last Sunday.Tuchel released an update on the former RB Leipzig man who said: "It shouldn't be a problem for Timo Werner to come back.
However,Tuchel,who has won one of his first two home games so far,is unable to publish promising news about Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz.Silva was forced into the first half of Spurs' win while injured in training before the clash at Tottenham Stadium in Hotspur nearly two weeks ago.
Maybe too close for Kai,but definitely for Thiago,Tuchel confirmed.For Thiago we are aiming for Southampton,we are trying,we are trying.Let's see if he is successful,we cannot promise.
Denmark center-back Andreas Christensen is an option even though he came out against Barnsley with what Tuchel described as a headache.
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