TODAY It has been exactly one year since Thomas Tuchel took charge of Chelsea, during which he led the Blues to Champions League glory.
But as the charismatic German is 365 days as Chelsea boss, how does his record compare to that of one of the club’s greatest managers – Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho had two spells as manager at Stamford Bridge, winning three Premier Leagues, one FA Cup and a total of three League Cups, but the Champions League always ousted him.
Meanwhile Tuchel entered and scooped Old Big Ears within five months of being appointed.
And he could add another medal to his collection in the not-too-distant future, with the Blues in League Cup final action against Liverpool next month.
But when it comes to numbers, there really isn’t much between the two managers.
Tuchel has been in the job for 67 games, which is half of what Mourinho has managed in his second spell, and his side is clocking an average of 1.7 goals-per-game.
This is slightly less than that of Mourinho, who oversaw a remarkably consistent 1.8 goals-per-game in both spells as boss.
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Tuchel’s team is also averaging an impressive 0.6 goals-per-game, matching Mourinho’s high standards from his first spell at the club.
Despite winning the Premier League title and the League Cup on his victorious return to Chelsea, Mourinho’s second spell in charge may not have been as successful.
This is evident in the numbers, with his defense winning 0.9 goals-per-game for the second time leaking heavily.
And although Mourinho has built up a reputation for sides that are well organized and hard to break down, it’s actually Tuchel that boasts superior clean sheet percentages.
An impressive 54 percent of his games have resulted in shut-outs, compared to 51 percent in Mourinho’s first spell and only 44 percent in his second.
But the Portuguese win rate for the first time is unmatched.
The ‘Special One’ achieved an incredible 67 percent win rate between 2004 and 2007.
Part of this is largely thanks to Chelsea’s 86-game unbeaten home run in Prem between 2004 and 2008, much of which was overseen by Mourinho.
Tuchel, meanwhile, has a win rate of slightly less than 60 percent, but it is still higher than Mourinho’s record of 59 percent from his second term as boss.
Tuchel’s numbers would be even more impressive if it weren’t for the minor blip in recent weeks.
The Blues had failed to win four Premier League games until a 2-0 win over bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
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