Three things Thomas Tuchel needs to address and work on at Chelsea ahead of brutal March

Taking ten points from 12 on offer represents a good start from Thomas Tuchel having taken over as Chelsea head coach from Frank Lampard.

Just 24 hours after penning his 18-month contract in west London, Tuchel was thrown in at the deep end for his first game in charge against Wolves at Stamford Bridge, securing a point in a 0-0 draw.

The German head coach has reeled off three successive wins since then by beating Burnley, Spurs and Sheffield United and has taken the Blues from ninth to fifth to get their top four chase back on track.

Heading into Monday’s visit of Newcastle to west London, the Blues are just one point behind Liverpool who are in the midst of a horrendous run by their standards, losing three of their last five matches.

A win over Newcastle and the Reds dropping points to Leicester at the King Power on Saturday could see Tuchel’s side leapfrog them into fourth.

It is fair to say that despite the results, Chelsea haven’t really been in full flight under Tuchel yet as he tinkers with his starting eleven though he has seemingly settled on a five-man defence since replacing Lampard.

So what are the things that Tuchel needs to improve if we are being hyper-critical of his reign so far?

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Getting more out of his strikers

In Tuchel’s four games in charge, they have scored in three of them but none of the goals have come from his forwards.

Neither Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham have found the net since the German head coach took over.

Midfielder Jorginho has scored two penalties in four games, Mason Mount has also bagged one from midfield while two defenders were on the scoresheet against Burnley in Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Giroud has started two games for Tuchel and has been pretty ineffective in both, Abraham was hauled off at half time of the Burnley game while Timo Werner and Callum…


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