Tuchel has done an impressive job since taking over in January (Picture: Getty Images)

Timo Werner says the system and tactics used by Thomas Tuchel suit Chelsea’s squad, insisting that team’s improved defensive record is ‘really important’.

With the Blues down in ninth in the Premier League at the end of January, Frank Lampard was relieved of his duties and replaced by former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain manager Tuchel.

In 13 Premier League games since the German manager’s arrival, Chelsea have conceded eight goals, with five of those coming all at once in a surprise 5-2 defeat to West Brom.

Ziyech and Werner combined to send Chelsea through to the FA Cup final (Picture: Getty Images)

Using a back three formation, the west London side have climbed up to fourth in the league, reached the Champions League semi-finals and FA Cup final.

And Werner, who set up Hakim Ziyech’s winner in last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City, has backed the system and approach used by Tuchel so far.

‘I think he, like everybody can see, changed a lot of players and type of how we play like the manager before,’ forward Werner told Chelsea’s Mike’d Up series when quizzed on what has changed under the new management.

‘But at the end I think it’s the new system we play now with three in the back.

‘It changed in part of that we don’t concede goals. I think that’s really important.

‘In Germany we say, ‘a good offence wins you games, but a good defence wins you titles’.

‘We always win games like 1-0, 2-0, so always with good defensive work. But also he gives us good structure, in front he gives us different systems. 

‘Sometimes we play with a ten and two strikers, sometimes we play with one striker and two tens behind, sometimes with three strikers.

‘So it’s very different how we play. I think it fits us very well.

‘It gives us a little bit of rotation in our squad that everybody is happy and everybody can play in their best positions.’


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