Thomas Tuchel hails incredible form of Reece James and Ben Chilwell after Leicester victory

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Thomas Tuchel hails incredible form of Reece James and Ben Chilwell after Leicester victory
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Thomas Tuchel lauded Reece James and Ben Chilwell for driving Chelsea’s attack in the 3-0 win over Leicester.

While the Blues’ forwards have struggled to regularly hit the back of the net, the wing-backs have contributed continually and both grabbed assists as the team’s Premier League lead was stretched to four points.

Tuchel said: "I think we understand better the whole team, me included, where we can take risks and change and adapt our positions.

"That's not to go fully over-confident or do crazy stuff, but we have a bit of wild momentum and freedom in our offensive movements.

"I think the wing-backs can adapt their positions to 'half-positions' to support our attackers. I think it is a matter of repetition and understanding from each other.

"They do very good, no matter who plays. [Cesar Azpilicueta] and Marcos Alonso have had fantastic matches in this position and here it was Reecey and Chili.

"We want to be dangerous and accelerate the game from certain spaces and so they are allowed to do it."

Leicester were left 12th in the table after a third league game without a win, with manager Brendan Rodgers crediting his team’s spirit nonetheless.

He said: "We are a team that will always have that spirit to keep going and I think you saw that, even though [the result] was disappointing.

"In the second-half they kept fighting, kept working and kept running right to the end. They were just beaten by a better side, a team that are playing at a high level and are fit and strong.

"We have to learn from that and it's a great demonstration that, if you want to be a top player, that's what a top player looks like."

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