Thomas Tuchel has written his name down in Chelsea’s history books after guiding his side to an all-important 1-0 away win over West Ham United.
A triumph over direct top-four rivals sees the Blues build a three-point on fifth-placed West Ham and take a decisive step towards securing Champions League football for next season.
Apart from a well-deserved win, Thomas Tuchel has another reason to celebrate. The 47-year-old has become the first Chelsea manager to avoid defeat in his first ten away matches in charge of the team (via Goal).
The German managed arrived at the helm in late January, replacing under-fire Frank Lampard. To say that he has made the desired impact would be an understatement.
Under Tuchel stewardship, the Londoners have climbed from ninth in the Premier League standings to inside the top four, reached the FA Cup final, and the Champions League semi-finals.
Of all improvements he has made during his early managerial career at Stamford Bridge, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss can be most proud of Chelsea’s remarkable showings on the road.
Since his appointment in January, the Blues have gone undefeated in ten consecutive away matches in all competitions (W8, D2), keeping a resounding seven clean sheets in the process.
Tuchel’s remarkable voyage kick-started with a 1-0 win over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, with a 2-1 victory at rock-bottom Sheffield United quickly following by.
In the Premier League alone, the famous tactician has picked up the points at Southampton, Liverpool, Leeds United, and Crystal Palace.
During this ten-game sequence, he saw off Burnley in the FA Cup en route to qualifying for the final while overcoming the likes of Atletico Madrid and Porto in the Champions League.