Tuchel fails to equal Ancelotti record at Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel failed to become the first Chelsea boss since Carlo Ancelotti in 2009 to win his first three Premier League away matches following the Blues 1-1 draw at Southampton.

Chelsea have been in impressive form since the change of management at the end of January, winning five of their seven matches in all competitions.

The Blues have beaten Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United on the road in their last two league encounters, meanwhile, and a win at St Mary’s would have seen Tuchel become the London club’s first head coach since Ancelotti in 2009 to record victories in his first three Premier League away fixtures.

Meanwhile, Tuchel has become the 16th manager in Premier League history to avoid defeat in his first six games in the competition (W4 D2) and the first since Maurizio Sarri in September 2018, also with the Blues.

Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League table but just three points behind Manchester United in second who play at Newcastle United on Sunday.

Prior to this afternoon’s game Southampton have lost their last six in the league to slip down into 13th.

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