Thomas Tuchel’s First Blunder As Chelsea Boss Revealed

Chelsea’s new manager Thomas Tuchel saw his side held to a 0-0 draw in his first game on Wednesday night as they failed to break down a resilient Wolves side.

The German boss is clearly still getting to grips with the Blues and his players, and admitted after the game that he will provide opportunities for minutes for the majority of the squad.

But he suffered a faux pas at half-time while trying to give instructions to Cesar Azpilicueta.

Tuchel was seen shouting: “Azpli! Azpli!” to the defender, only for Christian Pulisic to come over and correct him.

The former PSG boss, who worked with the young American during their time together at Borussia Dortmund, was then filmed laughing with Pulisic on the touchline just after issuing his instructions to Cesar Azpilicueta.

And speaking after the game, Tuchel admitted that the American winger had told him how to say Azpilucueta’s name.

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He told BT Sport: “He did amazing and he told me at half time ‘coach, you have been pronouncing the name Azpi wrong’ so he helped me with that!”

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