Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Thursday, May 6.
Tuchel explains what he loved about Blues display
Thomas Tuchel praised his team’s “positive body language” as Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
The Blues were dominant against Madrid in the second leg after a 1-1 draw in last week’s first game.
Timo Werner put his side ahead with a header around half an hour into the match, but nothing really changed from Madrid’s point of view, as they still needed the one goal to be right back into the tie.
Tuchel’s side had plenty of opportunities to kill the game off on a wet night in west London, but couldn’t convert past Thibaut Courtois.
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However, Mason Mount did eventually find the killer touch late on for Chelsea. Tuchel praised his team’s mentality to stay confident despite a number of wasted opportunities.
The Blues boss said: “We could (have scored more goals on the night).
“To hang in there, to continue with positive body language, hang in there physically, have the attitude, to stay aggressive and active, never stop trying.
“This is really good, huge congratulations to the team.”
Read more from Tuchel here.
What Werner did after goal vs Real Madrid
Werner scored his first Champions League goal from open play for Chelsea – and what a crucial one it turned out to be.
The Germany striker headed home in the 28th minute to put the Blues ahead against Real Madrid.
Mount eventually doubled Chelsea’s advantage with a late goal after some fine work from Christian Pulisic.
Werner thought he opened the scoring for Chelsea – only to be denied by the offside flag – but he did find the back of the net eventually.
The former RB Leipzig forward was unsure if he was onside, though, and could be seen glancing over to the assistant referee just to…