Photos: Thomas Tuchel introduces an interesting change to Chelsea training

It’s always interesting to see professional teams employing similar training methods to what we were taught as kids to improve ball control and technique.

These images initially look like they might be photoshopped, but Thomas Tuchel has actually introduced mini footballs to Chelsea training today:

Inevitably we will see one of Lampard’s former teammates coming out to denounce this as a ridiculous foreign method and they should simply be practicing headers and volleys like the good old days, but it does make sense.

We’ve seen that Tuchel wants his team to dominate the ball so they will have to play in tight spaces when opposing teams pack everyone behind the ball, so in theory this should help their control and technique in those situations.



  1. Deo floyd says:


  2. Frank says:

    Actually, using a mini-ball, especially among youth players, to practice headers would probably have a lot less detrimental effect to brain health while improving timing, accuracy, etc.

  3. Usman alhaji yahaya says:

    he will prove doubter wrong keep up coacheeee

  4. God'swill aboh says:

    Great coach

    1. Makarfi says:

      May God make it easy for him


    Good coach and teacher

  6. Gezawa says:

    we want a chelsea team thst dominate and score goals from all angles. Possession does not win a football match.

  7. Bekwashi unim says:

    We r bless to hav u

  8. Donkyd says:

    Nice one, keep it up

  9. Awal Hazardeen says:

    Great achitect of football ?

  10. CHILESHE D says:


  11. challenge Makaya says:

    l put my faith on you coach, we know you! as a good coach, going back to sunday match it was so fantastic we had 1 or 2 shorts on target from the opposition, that shows how good you are, with only one day in training with the blues you change all the formation you break the records, what can l say you too good……… Tactic guy thats your nickname

  12. Patman says:

    What we need in the team is not what we were seeing before now,let watch sunday game first.

  13. Osuokwu Ikechukwu says:

    Great coach, With your arrival, I strongly believed with faith that Chelsea will win the premier league and other remaining trophies.

  14. Alhassan Musa says:

    Prayer is all he need to succed

  15. Azeez jamaldeen says:

    Great coach

  16. J.Gene says:

    Wish you good luck.dont be selfish in selecting your team for any single match, that is what makes lampard unprogress which lead him to be sacked.up the pride of London.

  17. Edet says:

    Great coach i have been waiting to see a coach with great tactical ability and man management and so far i think you are taking us higher i pray for success

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