Chelsea are reportedly aiming to agree on fresh terms with N’Golo Kante.
The Frenchman has been back to his world-class best under Tuchel with the midfielder,
30, entering the last two years of his contract at Stamford Bridge
And the club also plan to trigger Thiago Silva’s one-year extension after the experienced
star slotted seamlessly into the side.
On Monday, Gary Neville heaped praise on Tuchel and said he is ‘in awe of the ex-
Borussia Dortmund gaffer.
Chelsea have gone from conceding an average of 0.93 goals per game under Lampard
in all competitions this season to just 0.44 under Tuchel.
Tuchel’s men have also kept 18 clean sheets from his 25 games in charge.
And Neville heaped praise on the German for his instant impact on the West Londoners.
He told Sky: “We started to see this a few years ago, this transition of teams pushing
“I mentioned a few months ago at Manchester United, you look at Chelsea, Liverpool
and Manchester City, this season, they’re pushing right up the pitch.
“I don’t know how Tuchel coaches it, he’s been here four or five months,
he has games every Wednesday and Saturday, there’s no time on the training pitch,
you’re talking about recoveries most of the time.
“How has he coached that instantly into a team straight away?
“It’s an outstanding coaching performance and well done to the players for taking
it on board as well.
“If you said to me that [Antonio] Rudiger, [Andreas] Christensen and [Cesar] Azpilicueta
in a back three – and Thiago Silva, who’s a brilliant player but an ageing player – would
have 11 clean sheets, I’d say not a chance.