Chelsea were somewhat lucky to beat Zenit St Petersburg at Stamford Bridge tonight, but they got the job done in the end.
In attack they had no fluidity, but they stayed strong at the back, and that meant that they needed just one great goal to get the three points.
That was exactly how Ruud Gullit and Nigel De Jong saw it on BeinSport, and NDJ hailed manager Thomas Tuchel for the display of defensive soundness – “Tuchel is a master” he roared.
We will need more than just defence to lift the trophy again – but it’s a great place to start.
You can see pundits’ discussion in the clip embedded here:
🗣️ "Defence wins championships. The foundation is always in how you set the team up [defensively]. Tuchel is the master of that."@NDJ_Official & @GullitR discuss @ChelseaFC in further detail 🔎#beINUCL #CHEZEN #UCL pic.twitter.com/XFsUl6NXHp
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) September 14, 2021