Thomas Tuchel has been able to spark a sense of competition for playing time at Stamford Bridge since his arrival at the club. Chelsea's players have been seen keeping their form high to guarantee themselves a chance in the starting lineup. The German manager has also showed the virtue of fairness in terms of playing time.
The Blues are currently through to the UEFA champions league quarter finals and are set to face Primeira Liga top club FC Porto. To many the fixture seems easy for the London club to proceed to the semifinals.
However, it should not be forgotten that the Portuguese club knocked out Serie A giants Juventus. Thomas Tuchel has been faced with a hard time with some of his key players sidelined with injuries. In the past two days, Italian midfielder Jorginho picked up an Injury while on international duty.
Emerging reports have indicated that French midfielder Ngolo Kante has been forced to return back from international duty after picking up a knock. This is a big blow to Thomas Tuchel who is eyeing a top four finish at the end of the season. The German manager also needs enough players for depth as Chelsea are currently still fighting for more than two silverwares.
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