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Fresh dig at Lampard? Marcos Alonso highlights the ‘tactical leap’ Chelsea have taken since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival

The 2020/21 season was a rollercoaster one for Chelsea as everything seemed to be heading downhill until Thomas Tuchel arrived mid-season

Former manager, Frank Lampard who is now at Everton had splashed the cash over the summer of 2020 as he was able to bring in players worth over £200 million during that window but things didn’t go as planned as he left the team at almost mid-table in the premier league before he got sacked in January 2021.

Lampard’s predecessor, Thomas Tuchel eventually did a turnaround in Chelsea’s season as they went on to seal a top four finish while winning the Uefa Champions League and reaching the FA Cup final.

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It is a matter of fact that Thomas Tuchel improved the Chelsea team and left wing-back Marcos Alonso is in no denial of the fact.

“Since [Tuchel] arrived, the team took a leap tactically and when it came to defending. We are very happy with it.” The Spaniard said as quoted by the Independent.

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Recall that Marcos Alonso was once frozen out of the Chelsea first team by Lampard until the Chelsea legend eventually got the axe and that could make one suggest there was a malice intended in the player’s recent comments. On the other hand, it might not be a dig after all as Alonso’s comments are quite factual. Well, even the devil cannot fathom a man’s thoughts.

Alonso went further to hail Tuchel’s impact on the team en route to their champions league triumph last season.

Marcos Alonso: “We were a very balanced team. In these close knockout ties, the little details make the difference. We were a team in every way. We defended very well, we were an uncomfortable team to play with.”

The Independent via @AbsoluteChelsea

Marcos Alonso: “We defended all eleven and the small details made the difference. At this point in the Champions League everything is very even and it depends on very small details.”

The Independent via @AbsoluteChelsea

The Blues have lost only once in their last 12 games in all competitions and are very much alive in the premier league, FA Cup and champions league and of course Thomas Tuchel’s charges will be hoping to end this season the way they ended the previous one.

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