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Tuchel begins era at the Stamford with a draw


The magic touch expected from new Chelsea Coach Thomas Tuchel may take more than just a match to surface.

Against initial permutations by some analysts Wolves held Chelsea to a goalless draw in one of the premier league ties that ended few minutes ago

Twenty-four hours on from his confirmation as Frank Lampard’s successor, Tuchel orchestrated a possession-heavy performance on his first outing which crucially lacked cutting edge.

Olivier Giroud squandered Chelsea’s best first-half opening, while Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz all passed up opportunities to earn their new manager three points in the second.

The point sees Chelsea climb to eighth in the table, but they remain 11 points off the summit after a run of just one win in their last six Premier League games.

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Wolves, who could have snatched victory themselves late on when Pedro Neto clipped the crossbar, climb a place to 13th after an encouraging first Premier League clean sheet since October 30.

In another tie Burnley earned the three points at stake after beating Aston Villa 3-2.



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