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Plenty of supporters would pay good money for a DVD compilation of Olivier Giroud’s best goals during his time in England, as the veteran
Frenchman’s outstanding bicycle kick in the 68th minute propelled Chelsea to a famous win in Bucharest during Thomas Tuchel’s inaugural European game in charge.
The immediate joy of Giroud’s acrobatic effort was extinguished due to a lengthy VAR review, but scenes of unbridled delirium followed once the goal was awarded,
and Chelsea – with their newfound defensive solidity under Tuchel – managed to keep Luis Suarez and co from finding the back of the net in a crucial away triumph at the National Arena.
Former Chelsea man Joe Cole in particular was quick to criticise Atletico for being a “shadow” of their usual selves, and while the La Liga leaders were certainly expected to produce a more potent attacking performance,
Tuchel’s Blues continue to go from strength to strength and fully merited a first-leg advantage ahead of Wednesday’s mouthwatering contest.
However, the Blues were unable to build on back-to-back victories over Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool as they could only muster a point from their battle with Leeds at the weekend,
with Tuchel lamenting the “very difficult conditions” after the match, but yet another clean sheet marked Chelsea’s fifth shut-out on the bounce, and their staunch defence has only been breached twice since Tuchel took the reins.
The German’s policy of rotation is clearly paying dividends in the capital, although the often-impenetrable trio of Andreas Christensen,
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Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta have made themselves undroppable over the past couple of months, and Tuchel remains unbeaten in 12 games since taking charge – winning eight and drawing the other four across all competitions.
Incredibly, Wednesday’s hosts are yet to concede a goal at Stamford Bridge during the Tuchel era, but the former Paris Saint-Germain boss could hardly have been handed a more challenging assignment for his first European game in London.
However, history certainly favours the 2012 Champions League winners as they dare to dream of another continental crown