REVEALED: Full Chelsea squad Confirmed for Premier League clash vs Burnley as Thomas Tuchel eyes first win
Head coach Thomas Tuchel will be targeting his first win in charge of Chelsea when they welcome Burnley to Stamford Bridge this lunchtime, kick-off 12pm.
The Blues, who swept the Clarets aside in the reverse fixture earlier this season, winning 3-0 at Turf Moor, will be looking to register their first victory under Tuchel’s stewardship after they were forced to settle for a point against Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek.
Having been in Tuchel’s hands for just 24 hours prior to kick-off, Chelsea’s players were forced to settle for a goalless draw against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, despite dominating the game for long spells.
Whilst Tuchel, who was out-of-work for just a matter of weeks following his exit from French giants Paris Saint-Germain, will have taken no shortage of positives from his debut match in charge he will be keen to get that first win under his belt against the Clarets this lunchtime, who have won their last three matches in league and cup.
Having taken over mid-season, as well as being under huge pressure to finish inside the top-four this term, Tuchel is fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead for both himself and his players.
Addressing the media at his official unveiling on Thursday, Tuchel said: “It is a big, big challenge of course.
“Like you say, we miss the supporters and the energy but it is not only the supporters that we miss. For me, it is crucial to create a certain special atmosphere and bond on a daily basis here at Cobham and in the dressing room too.