Chelsea have had a pretty unpredictable and unstable season. Their start was pretty strong and solid. However, Frank Lampard and his team dipped in form, which led to the Blues legend being sacked. Upon the arrival of former Borussia Dortmund coach, Thomas Tuchel, the team has improved to another level.
The West Londoners have not been beaten ever since Tuchel arrived, they have also kept a good number of clean sheets. Player improvement has been another factor under the former Paris Saint Germain coach. Andreas Christensen and Antonio Ruediger have improved immensely. The coach has also found a way to involve Marcos Alonso again who looked to be done at the bridge ever since Ben Chilwell arrived.
The top 3 players for Chelsea so far this season
#1 Thiago Silva
The Paris Saint Germain legend, even at this age, has been the best player for the Blues this season. His impact on the team defense has been massive. The defense has improved to another level this season and it is all because of the Brazilian. His leadership skills on and off the pitch have had a massive impact on the players which have led to them playing better football. The overall mentality seems to have improved.
The 36-year-old is still one of the best center backs in the league and in Europe. His leadership and commandment are the sole reason why the men in blue have had so many clean sheets in all competitions. The center back is also the reason for the improvement of Christensen and Ruediger. Playing under him has definitely had an impact on the Chelsea defenders as they look confident and solid now, which was not the case previously. The defenders lacked confidence and a positive mentality which seemed to have vanished ever since Silva arrived. The Brazilian has had a ton of impact on the players’ mentality, which is very necessary for the team.
While Chelsea do need to still improve their finishing, their defense looks set for now. Arguably one of the best short-term signings made in the league history.