Thomas Tuchel has described Chelsea victory in Monday’s Premier League game against Everton as a well deserved one.
The Blues made it 8 win out of 11 since the former Paris Saint-Germain manager took over from Frank Lampard.
An own goal from Ben Godfrey and Jorginho’s spot kick game Chelsea the victory at Stamford Bridge to open a four point gap ahead of the Toffees.
Speaking after the game the German tactician however admitted that his side struggled in the first half.
“We deserved to win,’Tuchel began.
“It was a very difficult first half and we struggled at points to find the right moments for acceleration in the offensive third but we controlled the game completely.
“In the second half, we increased our level and we passed the ball better to escape the pressure.
“We created many chances and could have scored more goals.
“I thought the first half was a good performance but the second half was excellent.’
“We defended with a big effort and a big intensity.
“Defending is a team effort and is about helping each other.
“We did that and we deserved our clean sheet so it’s very pleasing.
“Of course, I’m happy for the goalkeeper and the defenders when we keep a clean sheet, but also for the whole team because every guy puts defensive effort in.’