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Tuchel delighted formation change produced Chelsea win: The manager showed some b***s!

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was delighted his change of formation worked for their late, late win against Newcastle.

Tuchel switched to three at the back, with Christian Pulisic coming on late for Malang Sarr.

The German declared, "The manager showed some b***s with these decisions. Hakim (Ziyech) did it against Tottenham when we saw they played a back five, it was a similar situation we played recently.

"It's not their best positions. It's a bit easier for someone like Christian to come on into the match because you're in the heat of the match. But we took the risk to increase offensive threat and I think in the end, we had a double run with Kai and Pulisic.

"It was a bit of a risk because Malang was important in defending set-pieces, but the game was a draw so we were taking the risk of a point. We took the risk for three and I am happy we took it."

On the win lifting fans and those who work for the club, Tuchel also said: "We are not responsible for the situation so it's our responsibility to focus on what we do good. There are a lot of people I see on a daily basis who are worried. They've worked here for decades but are not famous and they are worried about the future.

"So we see what it means to these people, even if it is for 90 minutes. Like during Covid, we play to give people joy, anger, entertainment.

"The Kai Havertz goal was exceptional and we had a hard time on the pitch. They were very physical and it was difficult to accelerate the game in the last 30 metres. It was important not to concede so that with one quality chance we could win it and we did it."

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