09/15/2021 at 2:55 PM CEST
The reigning champion and super-champion of Europe, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, began his career in the 2021/22 edition of the Champions League with a victory by the minimum against Zenit. A lone goal from Romelu Lukaku after the hour of play ended up being decisive for the British team, who made a strong point at Stamford Bridge.
Londoners, who defend title and are one of the great favorites, add a total of 23 matches with a clean sheet among all competitions in this 2021, since Thomas Tuchel took the reins. It is the team that has achieved it the most times in the five major leagues: they follow Manchester City (16), Sevilla and AS Monaco (15) and Lille and Manchester United (14).
23 – Most clean sheets in all competitions by teams in Europe’s big five leagues since Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge of Chelsea:
23 – Chelsea
16 – Man City
15 – Seville, Monaco
14 – Lille, Man Utd
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2021
Chelsea are undoubtedly one of the strongest teams in European football and Thomas Tuchel’s tactical work is admirable. He has built a compact team, with a very defined style and that optimizes all his available resources to the maximum. The arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Inter invites us to think that this Chelsea is the rival to beat in Europe, with the permission of Manchester City and PSG.
Assault the Premier League, the great goal
Chelsea’s growth in 2021 has been exponential. Thomas Tuchel took over the reins after Frank Lampard’s dismissal and has built a block with a lot of personality and full of talent that is showing its greatest virtues.
The start of the season is especially positive: they add three victories and a draw in the Premier League and a victory in the Champions League, in addition to winning the European Super Cup in the penalty shoot-out against Villarreal by Unai Emery.