Willy Caballero claims Chelsea is ‘more creative’ and better prepared under new head coach Thomas Tuchel than Frank Lampard, who had a ‘dizzy’ style of play before being fired in January.
- Chelsea flies with Thomas Tuchel, who is unbeaten as a coach in 14 matches
- Willy Caballero says Chelsea creates more with Tuchel than with Frank Lampard
- The goalkeeper claims Lampard had an ‘English’ style to coach the Blues
Willy Caballero claims Chelsea was ‘giddy’ under Frank Lampard, but is more creative under new head coach Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues fired club legend Lampard in ninth place in the rankings in January this year, but Tuchel is unbeaten in 14 games as Chelsea boss with the West Londoners leading the top four and last eight of the Champions League.
Caballero compared Chelsea’s two head coaches this season and while praising Lampard’s ‘English football’ philosophy, the reserve goalkeeper admitted that the Blues are better prepared under Tuchel.
Willy Caballero claims Chelsea is more creative under Thomas Tuchel, thanks Frank Lampard
Tuchel is unbeaten in 14 games with the Blues on a run of seven straight zero
The Argentinian told 90min.com: ‘No doubt we had a more direct idea of the game with Frank, actually English football. To attack quickly, attack on the wings, move centrally or attack on one side and finish on the other, but with quite a bit of verticality.
The football he enjoyed was very dizzying, with quick ball movements. He also liked attacks and counterattacks.
‘Now at Tuchel it’s more about combining, playing with the ball. We create more. He almost tells us how the match will go, where the main aspects of the opponent are, their strengths and weaknesses.
With his ideas of how he reached his teams to play well, he tells us which players we should involve more to play better and follow his plan.
Caballero claimed Lampard (right) had an ‘English’ but ‘dizzying’ coaching style with the Blues
‘Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but the idea of playing (is there).’
Caballero has so far had to perform under Tuchel with first-choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga trading gloves under the new German head coach.
But the Blues have shown renewed resilience in defense, conceding only twice in the 14 games under Tuchel. Chelsea are also on a run of seven consecutive clean sheets in all competitions.
While the Blues have had to settle for some Premier League draws in recent weeks, leading to just two wins in their last five games, the Blues are still two points ahead of fifth-seeded West Ham with nine games to go.
London rival Tottenham is three points behind the Blues in sixth place, with Liverpool and Everton from Merseyside both two points further back.