Why Antonio Rudiger Surprised Thomas Tuchel in Chelsea’s Win Over Leicester City

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was surprised by centre-back Antonio Rudiger in his side’s encounter with Leicester on Saturday afternoon because of how far up the pitch he was.

Tuchel has made it clear, since his arrival at the club that he wants his side to play a German-style ‘gegenpressing’ game that involves counter-pressing the opposition team whenever you are out of position.

Because of this tactic, it is not uncommon to see the likes of Antonio Rudiger far up the pitch, trying to press the opposition team.


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