The German, who has previously managed Borussia Dortmund and PSG, took charge of training yesterday evening after Frank Lampard was sacked on Monday. The Blues were thoroughly outclassed in their last league outing against Leicester and that defeat proved to be the final straw for Lampard, with the Blues languishing in 10th, already 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Tuchel’s main task is to ensure Chelsea of Champions League football next season but his appointment is also expected to coax better form out of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, who have both endured stuttering starts after arriving from the Bundesliga in the summer.
Meanwhile, Wolves are mired in a miserable run of their own and are without a win in their last six league games. That is also a result of bitter misfortune, though, with Raul Jimenez’s injury leaving Nuno Espirito Santo’s side desperately depleted up front. Willian Jose has now arrived on loan from Real Sociedad and is on the bench as Wolves attempt to end their slump towards the relegation zone. Follow all the action live below: