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Chelsea: Havertz's Difficult Task, the Perfect Cleansheet Record, The Unsung Midfield Maestro

Cleansheet Paradise

Chelsea have been registering back-to-back clean sheets in recent games and this has greatly emphasized their thoroughness at the back. With this in mind, Thomas Tuchel has been given credit for his tactical ingenuity in ensuring that Chelsea’s defense is airtight, more particularly for the realization that three Center backs are better than the typical two which most teams are accustomed to. Having a world-class goalkeeper in between the sticks has also helped in reinforcing the defense but it all narrows down to how focused and committed the players are in keeping a clean sheet.

The only time Chelsea have failed to keep a clean sheet was against strong teams such as Juventus, Manchester City, and Liverpool, but other than the aforementioned, Chelsea’s defense has stood strong. Going forward, Tuchel hopes that the same trend will continue until the latter stages of the season.

Matteo Kovacic

Croatian midfield maestro Matteo Kovacic is arguably the most underrated Chelsea player this season. Creating six goals and scoring one goal has apparently not gained him much acclaim from the fans as expected but he still keeps on pushing with an aim of helping the Blues clinch the title at the end of the season. Yesterday’s performance was by far his best this season and critics believe that he will be pivotal in Chelsea’s quest of winning the league this campaign.

His contractual situation is sorted as he still has three more years in Stamford Bridge while Thomas Tuchel hopes that he will get the best out of the midfielder will in the years to come. Although he faces unprecedented competition from Kante and Jorginho, it is believed that his commitment to training and the pitch will prove decisive on his overall performance once the season ends.

Kai Havertz

From yesterday’s display, the frustration around Kai Havertz is starting to mount since he is not scoring goals in the absence of regular starters Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. Tuchel is known as a no-nonsense coach and if Havertz fails to deliver, much damage will be done on his playing time. Knuckling down and working even harder is the sole remedy to convince Tuchel that Havertz needs more chances in order to find the back of the net.

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