‘We’ve been trying to be in the other half of the pitch, to push them deep and recover the ball as quick as we can, to not allow counter-attacks. The further the opponents are from our box, the less dangerous they are – that’s obvious. It’s down also to the hard work of the whole team, especially the attacking players, because when we lose the ball, that first reaction has been really, really helpful for everybody. The intensity and the focus from everybody is the same, from the goalkeeper to the centre-forward. We are all thinking the same way and we cannot drop that.’
Elsewhere in the programme, Tuchel reflects on the challenge of returning to action against a physical West Brom side immediately after the international break in his programme notes. Then there’s all the latest from the Academy and Chelsea Women, as well as our regular historical features, as Clive Walker recalls a game that Baggies boss Sam Allardyce would probably rather forget from their playing days.