Thomas Tuchel Sets English Football Record After Chelsea Win Over Brentford

Thomas Tuchel Sets English Football Record After Chelsea Win Over Brentford

  • Chelsea have enjoyed a fine run of results since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel who arrived in January 2021
  • This season has not been any different, with the Blues managing to establish themselves as the kings of London
  • The Stamford Bridge dwellers have managed to win seven consecutive London derbies so far this term, becoming the only English side to achieve the feat
  • Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are among London teams Chelsea have beaten this season

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Chelsea have become the first-ever team in the English top four tiers to win seven London derbies on the bounce.

Thomas Tuchel reacts during a past match. Photo: Getty images.
Chelsea have enjoyed a fine run of results since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel who arrived in January 2021. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Blues achieved the milestone after stunning a stubborn Brentford side on Saturday, October 16.

Ben Chilwell's lone goal on the stroke of halftime was the only difference as the west Londoners secured a hard-fought crucial win to return to the summit of the standings.

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Thomas Tuchel's men had Edouard Mendy to thank in the victory, with the Senegalese producing world-class saves to keep his side in the game.

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Mirror UK now reports the win was enough to help Chelsea ink their name in history books as they became the first team ever in the top four tiers of English football to win seven consecutive London derbies.

The stunning stat underscores Tuchel's impact at Stamford Bridge since succeeding Frank Lampard back in January.

Incidentally, it is one among the many that have afforded the former PSG boss a place among the best managers in Europe right now.

Among the London teams, Chelsea have secured wins against including Fulham, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Arsenal, and twice against Tottenham Hotspur.

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Overall, the Pensioners have lost only once in the Premier League this term during their 1-0 loss against Man City.

But over and above that, they have maintained a fine run of results that has afforded them a place on the top of the Premier League table.

Be that as it may, Tuchel still believes it is too early for anyone to rate his side among the title favourites.

"It’s too early but it’s better to be there [top of the league] than the other way round but it’s too early," the Blues boss said.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo named as stars dominate list for Ballon D’or

Earlier, Briefly News reported that A 30-man shortlist for the prestigious 2021 Ballon d’Or award has been released by France Football which has legendary Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Sport Skeeda reports.

This is the most sought after individual prize in football and the winner of the men’s and women’s categories will be named on November 29.

The award ceremony which has enjoyed the duo poly of Messi and Ronaldo is billed to hold at the lavish at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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