Thomas Tuchel ( UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year)
Chelsea would never have won the UCL if Thomas Tuchel, a former Borrusia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach, had not joined the club. In January of 2021, the German genius took over a faltering Blues team and led them to victory in the world's most prestigious championship.
The Blues lacked the awareness and quickness that they now exhibit under Lampard. Chelsea used to play like they did in 2008, when physicality trumped the fast-paced, quick-passing style of attack. While playing on the counter-attack isn't necessarily a negative thing, as Jose Mourinho demonstrated, football has evolved significantly, and Tuchel demonstrated exactly what we had been missing.
Jorginho (UEFA Men’s Player of the Year)
Jorginho, Chelsea's vice-captain, was the recipient of the night's most important prize. The former Napoli man's story is really astounding. The Italian, like his predecessor manager Maurizio Sarri, was expected to quit the club after struggling to acclimatize to life in the Premier League. When Maurizio Sarri left the club in 2019, many expected Jorginho to follow.
The midfielder, on the other hand, chose to stay at Chelsea and assist the club win even more championships. He won the Europa League with the Blues in his debut season, but he struggled the following season under Lampard. He was prone to fouling players and making reckless judgments, earning him 13 yellow cards.
Chelsea managed to produce other awards on nominations with Ng'olo Kante and Edouard Mendy.
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