Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel named Premier League Manager of the Month for October

Thomas Tuchel named Premier League Manager of the Month for October after leading Chelsea to four of four wins – and conceding just once – to stay on top

  • Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel is Premier League coach of the month for October
  • Their journey included a 7-0 win over Norwich and a slim 1-0 win at Brentford
  • This is the second time the German has won the prize after claiming it in March











Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League coach of the month for October after four out of four wins.

The German kept West Londoners top of the table with wins over Southampton, Norwich, Brentford and Newcastle, conceding just one goal against the Saints earlier this month.

Tuchel beat compatriot Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Patrick Vieira of Crystal Palace – both also managed to go undefeated in October – while West Ham’s David Moyes was also in contention.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League coach of the month

Tuchel's Blues claimed four of four wins in October - including a 7-0 win over Norwich

Tuchel’s Blues claimed four of four wins in October – including a 7-0 win over Norwich

Chelsea’s fine October league form included a 7-0 defeat for Norwich at Stamford Bridge, but that goal tally was only half of the Blues’ strikes last month.

West Londoners scored 14 Premier League goals in October, bringing their tally to 26 goals in 10 appearances.

However, Tuchel’s Chelsea stalled in their next game with a 1-1 draw at home against Burnley in early November, but their lead at the top of the table still remains at three points.

This is the second time Tuchel has managed to win the Premier League Manager of the Month award, with the German – who only arrived at Chelsea in January – winning the same award in March.

Tuchel's Chelsea also won at home against Southampton and away at Brentford and Newcastle

Tuchel’s Chelsea also won at home against Southampton and away at Brentford and Newcastle

But the Blues needed luck on their winning streak in October, scoring twice late against Southampton before claiming a slim 1-0 win in the West London derby at Brentford, which saw goalkeeper Edward Mendy achieve a series of top-notch saves.

The victories over Norwich and Newcastle, threatened with relegation, were more emphatic, while the Blues also beat Malmö in the Champions League and Southampton in the Carabao Cup to continue their excellent start to the campaign.

After drawing a draw against Burnley, Tuchel is hoping for more positive results in a very difficult November.

Chelsea will travel to Leicester after the international break, before hosting Juventus in the Champions League just days before Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge on November 28.

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