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Thomas Tuchel hails Reece James performance |Man of the match

Chelsea head coach, Thomas Tuchel hailed Reece James’ performance against Newcastle United.

He said, “James is allowed to come inside, that’s not a problem. All the spaces we want to start from, we have all the players in the spaces we want to be dangerous. So if there is a winger so wide, the wing-back is allowed to attack the half space.

“I think every team does this in this system. We need the wing-backs to come in our box to add up the chances of scoring and creating goal chances.

“The first goal was brilliant dribbling from Callum Hudson-Odoi on the left side. Ruben Loftus-Cheek came in, Kai Havertz was already in the box, and this is what it takes to have a rebound in the end and a chance for a goal.

“James nailed it brilliantly. It’s a complex game and I don’t think Reece can score if Hudson-odoi does do the dribbling and Chilwell opens the space.

“We have Kai and Loftus-cheek attacking the space. This is why sometimes our strikers are sacrificing space. We don’t need exercise shooting with Reece, he shoots like a horse”

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