Thomas Tuchel has praised Chelsea for their comprehensive win over Burnley.
Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners on the night with Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso getting on the team sheet. However, what was most impressive was their defensive organization throughout the match.
“It was a very complete performance offensively and defensively,” the German said after the game.
“We had to be very strong physically against many long balls and the duels in the air. You have to be aware of the second balls that fly behind your back.
“We did the work together, the three centre-backs and the two sixes were absolutely outstanding. It was always active defending; we never got passive.
“The two guys on the sides put in a lot of effort to support the three guys up front and not allow Burnley to be too precise. We only conceded one shot which is amazing.
“At the same time, we never lost patience with the ball. We controlled the game. We created a lot of chances, we played the game high up, we had very good counter-pressing.
“There were so many good things on the pitch out there and for that I’m very happy we got this well-deserved win.”