Thomas Tuchel makes brilliant point in Leicester win despite being suspended from the touchline

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was banned from the touchline for the game against Leicester but that did not make a difference.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was absent from his seat in the dug out against Leicester due to his suspension for his involvement in the chaos that ensued after the game against Tottenham.

The German manager made a cameo appearance just to have a word with Chelsea’s women team manager Emma Hayes before returning to the dressing room where he managed the game from.

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Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager, looks on during a Chelsea Training Session at Stamford Bridge (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager, looks on during a Chelsea Training Session at Stamford Bridge (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager, looks on during a Chelsea Training Session at Stamford Bridge (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Tuchel though would have been proud of the fact that he managed the game from the dressing room and led a 10 man team to a 2-1 win in the Premier League. That is against the odds stuff.

Academy graduate Conor Gallagher was sent off for a cynical second yellow in the first half-but Raheem Sterling scored his first goal for the club, with a brilliant curler into the top corner to give Chelsea the lead.

He should have grabbed his second immediately, but his low shot cannoned off the post agonisingly before Leicester’s defence cleared.

Sterling would not have to wait for long though, after connecting well with a Reece James cross to score his second of the day to put Chelsea 2-0 up and leave Leicester with a mountain to climb.

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Chelsea played well with 10 men having changed their shape and system to their usual three at the back, Reece James and Marc Cucurella moved up playing as the wing-backs while César Azpilicueta came on for Mason Mount.

Harvey Barnes did get a goal back for Leicester but Chelsea employed their experience and tenacity to see out an impressive 2-1 win.

The victory would have been particularly sweet for manager Thomas Tuchel given the complications of going a man down in the first half, and he having to coach his team from a room behind a television.

For Leicester, it’s back to the drawing board with just one point from the first four games of the season and players looking flat.

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