Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel became the first coach to secure clean sheets in each of his first five home games in the Premier League when the Blues beat Everton 2-0 on Monday, something the German put down to his players’ “trust and courage.”
The Londoners have only conceded two goals in an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions that began when Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January, and one of them was an own goal.
“It’s about principles, it’s about being reliable, it’s about trust that your back is covered if you step out and attack up front,” Tuchel said.
“It’s a high quality of defending right now in the group and of course they’re super hungry to fight to not give chances away because it’s a good feeling and it makes us self confident.”
As well as snuffing out Everton on Monday, Chelsea has also…