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Thomas Tuchel Is On Course To Equal A Record Which Only Mourinho Has In The EPL

Chelsea kept yet another clean sheet this weekend, defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Sunday evening. After a scoreless first half, the game was decided by three unusual goals from Thiago Silva, Ngolo Kante, and Antonio Rudiger. 

The most impressive aspect of that result is that the West London team retained yet another clean sheet, adding to their outstanding defensive record under Thomas Tuchel. Under Tuchel, the Blues have now maintained more clean sheets (15) than they have conceded goals (14) in the Premier League. 

Chelsea have made the finest possible start to the season. They are yet to lose in any tournament, and they have only conceded once this season - a penalty with 10 men on the field against Liverpool at Anfield. 

Many analysts are already comparing Thomas Tuchel's influence to that of a certain Jose Mourinho in his first season with Chelsea, and many believe he can recreate similar success with this current team. Tuchel was given the responsibility to bring the English Premier League back to Stamford Bridge after winning the UEFA Champions League last season, and with the way things are going, he may be able to do so in the same fashion that Mourinho did during his first stay at Chelsea. 

The Portuguese strategist won the EPL title in his first season in England, and his squad still holds a record from that season that no other team has matched since. 

They lost just once in 38 games during the 2004/05 season, conceding only 15 goals while keeping 25 clean sheets. 

With Chelsea's strong start to the season, Thomas Tuchel is on track to equal that record, and given the strength of his roster, you wouldn't put it past him. 

Home advantage was a big component in Jose Mourinho's feat of surrendering only 15 goals in a full season, and Tuchel is doing well to follow in his footsteps. 

Under the German strategist, Chelsea has kept a clean sheet in 75% of their Premier League home games - 12 games played, 9 clean sheets, and only 7 goals conceded (and West Brom were responsible for five of those goals) 

Can Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel shatter José Mourinho's record this season? 

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