Diego Simeone has hailed the impact Thomas Tuchel has had at Chelsea since his arrival at Stamford Bridge. 

Tuchel has led Chelsea to seven matches since replacing Frank Lampard and is yet to taste a defeat, picking five wins in the process. The former PSG boss will lead his side against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and Simeone believes the German has already improved the team.

“Tuchel has come to a financially very powerful club where year after year they make huge effort to sign big players,” said Simeone at his pre-match press conference on Monday.

“This year they invested in talented, young footballers and as soon as the team didn’t respond as they wanted it to when they saw the investment didn’t pay, they made that change and brought in Tuchel. But it’s a really big team, and since Tuchel’s arrival the team has improved, he put a good chance in the numbers.”

“Just look at what players they have: we see a Chelsea squad with three good goalkeepers, lots of good forwards, lots of good players on the bench – players that could start for any team in Europe. The squad they have formed there speaks for itself.”

Importantce of Luis Suarez 

“The presence of Luis Suarez is very important in every competition, not just the Champions League because he gives energy, he gives trust.”

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