Thomas Tuchel has stated he’s aware that his side has an “advantage” over Tottenham ahead of Chelsea’s clash with the north London club on Sunday afternoon.
An unbeaten Blues team will face off against a Spurs side that just came off the backs of a late European match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs lost a difficult match against Rennes on Thursday night, ending in a draw of 2-2.
Now Nuno Espírito Santo’s men will have to face their London rivals just several days later.
Chelsea, meanwhile will enjoy a longer rest. Their side beat Zenit 1-0 at the Champions League just two days before their opponent, on Tuesday night.
And Tuchel acknowledged the fitness discrepancy between the two clubs in Friday’s press conference.
He said via Football.London: “It’s good. It’s great. Yesterday was a recovery day. Today, we have two training sessions. It’s a good thing for us.”
The German boss also spoke about the club’s marquee signing Romelu Lukaku, who arrived from Inter Milan for £97.5 million over the summer window.
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The Belgian striker has already marked his return to Stamford Bridge with four games in four appearances.
Tuchel spoke about the forward’s possible impact in the upcoming game. He said: “We have Romelu in now, he is a key player.
“We lose some players in the group. We took the decision to have Ruben, Malang and Barkley in our squad. These things take time. Everybody knows now who we rely on in our squad list.”
While Tuchel said about Chelsea’s superb form so far: “I’m not saying we’re not playing well, we can play better but we are tough to beat.
“The win improves the atmosphere. Keep calm and be open to criticism. At the moment, everyone is aware of the fact that there are things we can improve upon. “We are not bad people, but we can do more.”