Tuchel pleased with intensity and courage in good ‘starting point’

The German became our new head coach almost exactly 24 hours before today’s kick-off at Stamford Bridge against Wolverhampton Wanderers, meaning preparations were obviously limited.

There will no doubt be an element of frustration among the players after being unable to take all three points from a game we completely dominated from start to finish, having to be content with a 0-0 draw after coming close to winning the match with the last kick.

However, Tuchel was impressed at how much of his message and desired style of play seemed to be taken on board by the team in such a short period of time, meaning he has a solid base to work from moving forward.

‘I walked in the dressing room and told everybody there is no room for disappointment now. There is no room for doubts,’ he said. ‘In the opposite, I was very happy with the performance energy-wise, our intensity. We had I think 16 recoveries in the last third. We were very structured, we did not allow any dangerous counter-attacks to one of the most dangerous teams in counter-attacks.