Thomas Tuchel’s world-class man-management night before Chelsea beat Real Madrid

Chelsea star Timo Werner has praised manager Thomas Tuchel for allowing the Blues to stay at home the night before their clash with Real Madrid.

Chelsea players and staff generally meet at a hotel before matches, though they stayed at home with families before the Stamford Bridge clash.

It seemed to work to perfection with the Blues winning 2-0 on Wednesday night to progress to the Champions League final, where they will face Manchester City in Istanbul.

Werner netted the opener, nodding in from a yard after Kai Havertz had hit the bar, with the German praising Tuchel for his decision.

Thomas Tuchel allowed Timo Werner and other Chelsea stars to stay at home on Tuesday night
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The striker said: “For us players, I know the manager loves it to go to the hotel before the game and have everyone together but I think for us players, it’s the best thing to sleep at home when you’re around your family, your normal home and it worked the last game, and it worked today.

“That’s a good thing that the manager decided this.”

Mason Mount netted Chelsea’s second late on with the Blues having earlier missed a number of fine chances.

Chelsea will face Manchester City in the Champions League final

They will face Manchester City in the final at the end of the month, though celebrations quickly started.

Werner added: “A lot (of celebrations in the dressing room). I have no voice because we were screaming a lot.

“Where we started under the new manager, we were 10th in the league, we are now in the cup final and the Champions League final.

“Everything, we are on the road to the top four, we can win the Champions League and we can win the FA Cup.”

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