Chelsea have sacked first-team head coach Thomas Tuchel.
What’s the latest?
As per David Ornstein of The Athletic, the decision was made before the Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
As per the report, it is said that Chelsea are hoping to appoint a new coach quickly, before their next game against Fulham on Saturday.
Though, the club do not have a replacement lined up as of yet, with the interim coaching staff now at the helm over the next few days.
In a statement relayed by The Athletic, the club have said: “Chelsea’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach.”
Supporters will be shocked
The result means that Chelsea have lost three consecutive games away from home, and currently sit tenth in the Premier League, ranking as the joint-ninth worst defence in the league, having conceded nine goals in their first six games.
Their attacking displays have not been any better either, with the side sat in ninth place when it comes to most goals scored this season, having netted eight goals.
Chance creation has been one of Chelsea’s biggest pitfalls this season, with the side ranking as the eighth lowest when it comes to big chances created, with just eight big chances conjured up thus far.
The game against Zagreb last night was Tuchel’s 100th match in charge of Chelsea.
His first 50 games saw the side concede just 24 goals, whilst the last 50 games have seen Chelsea concede a total of 53 goals, as per OptaJoe
Whilst the stats are most certainly not in his favour, the sacking of a Champions League-winning Chelsea boss who craves perfection from his players seems premature and unfair.
Supporters will no doubt be shocked at the groundbreaking update, and more so at the timing of the sacking.