All 5 players are in their 30s – Tuchel reveals major challenge after Everton game

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During pre-season, Chelsea lost 4-0 to Arsenal, and it was a pointer that the team needed to improve on its physicality.

Chelsea defeated Everton 1-0 in our opening league game at the Goodison Park.

The Toffees were very intense with their pressing, and Chelsea had to cope with that all game.

Thomas Tuchel has admitted that his team must improve their physical levels, and pointed out that his backline were in their 30s, as well as his double six of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante.

Speaking on 37-year-old Thiago Silva, Tuchel said:  “Maybe I never worked with a player in general that age, so he is the fittest one I’ve trained at that age.

“In general, all three of our players in the back three were in their thirties, the two number sixes are in their thirties, and we could see that we struggled a bit physically at the end of the match.

“We need to improve our physical level and we will improve. We can be confident we will improve and we are on it.

“Thiago is a key, key player in the middle of the defence right now but we need to move on the ball, not off the ball, to invest more physically with more runs. That will come with more training and more games.”