Chelsea News

12 Games Unbeaten: Thomas Tuchel Matches Luiz Felipe Scolari and Jose Mourinho's Chelsea Record

By Amreen
Thomas Tuchel is unbeaten in his first 12 games as Chelsea boss
Thomas Tuchel is unbeaten in his first 12 games as Chelsea boss / LEE SMITH/Getty Images
facebooktwitterreddit

Thomas Tuchel continues to reach new heights as the Chelsea boss has now matched records set by Luiz Felipe Scolari and Jose Mourinho and extended his unbeaten start as Blues boss to 12 games.

Tuchel joined the Blues after Frank Lampard was let go in January, and is yet to lose a game, with his last outing delivering a 0-0 draw against Leeds United.

Going 12 games unbeaten is one of the best starts any Chelsea boss has achieved since stepping into the hotseat at Stamford Bridge. Scolari managed the feat in 2008, but was let go in February 2009. Tuchel, however, will be hoping to have a longer, lasting impact on his new side.

The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss has also seen the Blues keep 10 clean sheets from his first 12 games in charge, with Sheffield United and Southampton the only two clubs to have breached the Chelsea backline.

Only Mourinho has been able to match that defensive record during his time at Chelsea, with his side conceding only two goals in his first 10 top-flight fixtures.

Speaking after the game, Tuchel admitted he hoped his side would've made the most of the chances they created, but was happy to take a point, as Chelsea remain in the top four. He told BBC Sport: “We had enough chances to score. It was an OK game, sometimes it is hard to score.

“It is not that you get what you wish for and we have to keep on working hard and be more precise in the opponents' box. It was not so nice to play and the pitch is not in good condition - this is a factor. Our timing in the last 20 minutes - we need to be more clinical. We invest a lot against the ball so also we were tired when we arrived in good positions.”

facebooktwitterreddit