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Chelsea boss Tuchel: My players are succeeding in invisible work

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is delighted with the way his players are working for eachother.

Following the Champions League victory over Juventus in midweek, Tuchel referenced the unseen work that his table-topping team get through in games.

Tuchel said: "I will give you one example. If you look at the goal from N'Golo against Leicester when he runs more or less half the pitch and scores a fantastic goal with his left foot I was surprised when I saw it and realised that Toni Rudiger was [among] the first ones to be there, to congratulate and hug him because I thought 'how fast is he for this to happen? He [Kante] scored from the edge of the 18-yard box?

"When you look at it in detail you see that while N'Golo is driving forward Toni is closing the space and doing this kind of 'invisible work' to close the striker down.

"I think it was [Ademola] Lookman who was in that corridor and if the [Kante] shot is blocked and the ball goes there he [Rudiger] would be the first one to go into a counter-press. He takes the responsibility for covering that which meant that Lookman could not take the ball free, he could not turn and initiate a counter-attack that ends maybe with Vardy and a goal.

"So this is the kind of work which means we are taking care of our roles and in that moment Toni is doing this, this very humble work, because how big is the chance that N'Golo scores from the left foot? He [Rudiger] could have just stood back and watched but he didn't."

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