Advertiser Disclosure

Why Jorginho apologised to Tuchel during Chelsea’s win over Tottenham

Why Jorginho apologised to Tuchel during Chelsea’s win over Tottenham

Chelsea faced off with London rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The tie was not as interesting at the infamous Battle of the Bridge, but it still provided 90 minutes’ worth of entertainment.

Chelsea came out on top on the day by two goals to nil, handing themselves some much-needed breathing space in the top-four race.

Despite a fairly comfortable win, though, Jorginho would still move to apologise to Thomas Tuchel during the game.

As reported by, Chelsea set up with a new system vs Tottenham – a 4-1-4-1 or 4-3-3 with a six and an eight depending on how you look at it.

However, there were a few teething problems with Chelsea’s possession game in the new system. And after Jorginho failed to slip through a pass to Romelu Lukaku, Tuchel got the Italian’s attention before telling him to calm down, to remain patient.

In response, Jorginho raised a hand in apology before he and his teammates then went about the remainder of the first 45 in a far more controlled manner.

Has Tuchel found Chelsea’s new system?

With their two best wing-backs still sidelined, Tuchel needed to change things up to end his side’s slump in form and the system deployed vs Spurs looks to have done the job.

The 3-4-3 normally sees Chelsea’s wing-backs provide the width and much of the creativity. However, this 4-1-4-1, much like Manchester City’s, relies heavily on the left and right-wingers to provide that width, which Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech did well on the day.

Tuchel, meanwhile, had this to say on his new system: “We tried a 4-1-4-1 today because we tried a 4-4-2 against them in the first match and that gave us an advantage but then they reacted to it in the second match.

“We thought maybe this approach could be an approach to give the players a solution after the last matches and we had the players for the formation, players in shape, players who wanted and should be on the pitch, and good positions for them.

“It gives us more options than only playing a 3-4-3 and we don’t decide now[whether to stick with 4-1-4-1 going forward], but it was well done.”

Read more:

Premier League golden boot race: Latest odds and tips 2021/22

Premier League title race: Latest odds and tips 2021/22


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

Chelsea betting odds, next game:

Chelsea vs Leicester odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Chelsea vs Leicester Full time result
Chelsea vs Leicester Result/Both teams score Yes No
Chelsea 11/5 6/5
Leicester 14/1
Draw 5/1 12/1
Chelsea vs Leicester Correct Score

Chelsea's latest videos

Champions! 🏆 #shorts
Champions! 🏆 #shorts
Download Chelsea FC's official mobile app: -App Store -Play Store Subscribe: ...
Chelsea 0-0 (5-6 Penalties) Liverpool | Emirates FA Cup Highlights
Chelsea 0-0 (5-6 Penalties) Liverpool | Emirates FA Cup Highlights
Watch the highlights from Chelsea's Emirates FA Cup trip to Wembley Stadium. Download Chelsea…

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 36 72 89
2 Liverpool FC 36 65 86
3 Chelsea FC 36 42 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 37 24 68
5 Arsenal FC 36 11 66
6 Manchester United 37 1 58
7 West Ham United 36 11 55
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 -3 50
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 36 -4 47
10 Leicester City 35 -4 45
11 Crystal Palace 35 4 44
12 Aston Villa 35 -1 43
13 Brentford FC 36 -8 43
14 Newcastle United 36 -21 43
15 Southampton FC 36 -20 40
16 Everton FC 35 -19 36
17 Burnley FC 36 -18 34
18 Leeds United 36 -38 34
19 Watford FC 36 -38 23
20 Norwich City 36 -56 21

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 21
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 11
Maddison, James Leicester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 10
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 10