Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has ruled his side out of the Premier League title race, as Ousmane Debele was booed by Barcelona fans during the Europa League match against Napoli
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The Blues travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon but coach Tuchel changed his team’s aim from lifting the trophy to simply ensuring Champions League football next season, with his side playing the first leg of the round of 16 against Lille in just three days.
It comes as club legend Claude Makelele’s role in developing Thomas Tuchel’s next team has come to light.
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The title of Tuchel is received
Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea’s focus is now on finishing in the Premier League’s top four after announcing his side are out of the title race.
The Blues are 16 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, but even one game in Tuchel’s hands has ruled out his side winning the title late.
And Chelsea The manager has revealed how his side will evaluate their season and what they must do to improve their chances of lifting the Premier League trophy next year.
The important role of Makelele
Claude Makelele was a key figure in Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side – and he is now proving to be key for Thomas Tuchel off the pitch.
The Frenchman, who turned 49 on Friday, returned to the club as a technical adviser in 2019 and his influence behind the scenes on Thomas Tuchel’s side is clear. clear.
In his work, Makelele works closely with academy players, monitoring technical performances in both training and matches while also monitoring loanees – and plays a vital role. in bringing young players like Trevoh Chalobah into the Blues’ first team.
Dembele was booed by Barca fans
Ousmane Dembele found himself booed by his own fans every time he touched the ball during the team’s Europa League clash with Napoli.
The match ended 1-1 after midfielder Piotr Zielinski’s first-half goal gave the Italians the lead before Ferran Torres closed them with a penalty.
But it was Dembele’s arrival that caused the big talk of the night after he was brought on in the 65th minute as Barca manager Xavi tried to push his side to win the game.
With Dembele set to leave the Camp Nou when his contract expires at the end of the season, it seems the home side’s backing isn’t very happy with him.
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