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Sheffield Utd WIN reaction, Alaba LATEST, Rudiger denies Lampard betrayal, Werner MOTM


Thomas Tuchel claimed Chelsea are “close to where we want to be” after his third straight win.

Mason Mount’s crisp drive and Jorginho’s penalty saw off Sheffield United 2-1, despite Antonio Rudiger’s comical own-goal equaliser.

Summer buy Timo Werner now tops the list for Blues’ assists this season, with two yesterday giving him six in all, five in the Premier League.

Tuchel, unbeaten in four matches since replacing sacked Frank Lampard, said: “We are hunting the teams in front of us, but we will change nothing.”

And of striker Werner’s decisive role he said: ” Brilliant run to assist the first goal and excellent decision making for the second to go around the keeper.”

Chelsea are now up to fifth, a point behind spluttering champions Liverpool.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, who came on for Olivier Giroud, believes Tuchel can improve the Blues as a team AND as individuals.

The England winger said: “He is looking at the academy and looking at the young players playing already and he wants to make sure they develop well.

“I feel like he has come here to try to improve everybody, as a player and as a team as well.” 

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