Thomas Tuchel had his first training session with Chelsea on Tuesday evening after he was officially confirmed as the club’s new manager.
The German coach climbed to the hot seat at Stamford Bridge just 24 hours after Frank Lampard was sacked.
Tuchel has worked with two members of his former squad – Christian Pulisic in Borussia Dortmund and Thiago Silva in Paris Saint-Germain.
Hopefully his appointment will also help the best of his countrymen Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, both of whom have faltered since coming in for hefty fees this summer.
His appointment also provides a new opportunity to impress a number of Chelsea players, including defenders Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso, as well as goalkeeper Kepa Arizabalaga.
The likes of Reese James and Billy Gilmore will need to win their streaks again after being brought into the first-team fold by Lampard.
Chelsea is currently sitting in the middle of the table at Premier League, With Tuchel now tasked to try to secure fourth in first place this season.
In his first statement after his appointment, Tuchel said: “I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their trust in me and the staff.
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“We all have great respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he made at Chelsea.
At the same time, I can’t wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in soccer.
“I am grateful to be now part of the Chelsea family – it feels great!”
Tuchel was sacked from his former club, Paris Saint-Germain, last month after leading him to a domestic hat-trick and the Champions League final only last season.