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Chelsea boss Tuchel tells Boehly: I miss Cech; he was a huge support

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits they're missing the influence of former technical chief Petr Cech during this summer market.

Cech was pushed out by new co-owner Todd Boehly after the club's sale.

Boehly has been acting as a de facto sporting director over the past few months – and while he has closed deals for Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka and Marc Cucurella – Tuchel has suggested that the void of expertise is being felt.

“I still think we are in transition with a new ownership," he told Soccer AM when asked to sum up Chelsea's eventful pre-season. “Petr Cech out who was also such a big key factor, also for me in the season in the building here in Cobham, speaking with everybody and the staff and being a huge support for me.

“He's not here any more so there are some changes. We are positive but we are a bit in transition so we are excited but it comes pretty early (the season)."

Tuchel also reflected: "Normally I switch off, I train myself to switch off but this season it was impossible.

“New ownership, new communication, transfer period. We lost key players. It was not a summer like the last years and it felt a lot shorter than it actually was."

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