Manchester city couch Pep Guardiola explained why Tuchel side are “difficult” to play against
Meanwhile, when Thomas Tuchel arrived in January he said ” we will build a team everybody will be afraid to play against”
He said that after a goalless draw with Wolves in premier league
Why do Chelsea play so well?
The Manchester City boss told BT Sport, “Because they have three central defenders closer [to each other and two holding midfielders who correlate to each other.
“[In the structure] the five players [back three and two midfiders] and two [inside forwards] are so close.
“The distances [between them] are so close, but at the same time, they are so wide with the wing-backs and so [direct] with Werner making runs in behind.
That’s why you cannot close [them down], because they push you [up front] and [wide], and have good good players in the middle.
“That’s why it’s difficult to face them with the way they want to play with the ball.”