The Blues will be disappointed to have dropped points as Leeds United held them to a goalless draw at Elland Road but the stalemate ensured Tuchel’s unbeaten record remained intact 12 games into his reign.
The German has managed to lift Chelsea back into contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League and the club’s defensive record has drastically improved, with just two goals conceded in all competitions since Frank Lampard’s departure at the end of January.
And according to The Sun, Tuchel has looked to fix Chelsea’s misfiring attack by implementing secret ‘triggers’ for players to let team-mates know which flank they intend to go down and the ball they will play.
The report claims this has left opponents completely ‘in the dark’ in their attempts to anticipate moves, with one unnamed rival left particularly baffled.
‘You have no idea what’s going on but they know exactly what they are doing,’ he told the newspaper.
‘It just makes the attacks quicker and more deadly because sometimes a guy passing does not even have to look up to know where the runner will be.
‘They use different words all the time too, so you can’t even work it out during the game.’
Chelsea had several opportunities to go in front versus Leeds, with Kai Havertz guilty of missing two big chances, and Tuchel said his team must strive to be ‘more clinical’ going forward.
‘It will always stay a team effort to attack and always be a team effort to defend,’ the ex-Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss told reporters shortly after the final whistle.
‘We have to admit that we put a lot of pressure up high the pitch, that our strikers never stopped working, that our front line never stops to put intensity and counter pressing.
‘So do they always arrive in the freshest moments? No they don’t. of course not in a game like an opponent like Leeds.
‘But it stays our responsibility, my responsibility to create more and to maybe have more big chances, but if we win this game with one or two goals we would talk totally different about it and we will stay focused on the performance.’