Bullish Tuchel assesses Arsenal win, reveals plans for days ahead
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Bullish Tuchel assesses Arsenal win, reveals plans for days ahead

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was impressed with his side's performance in their latest friendly match, a 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday afternoon. 

The match also saw a number of players involved for the first time, including some who were eliminated from the EURO 2020 tournament a few weeks ago. 

Tammy Abraham scored the winner with 18 minutes to go, following Granit Xhaka's headed goal which cancelled out Kai Havertz's opener after 26 minutes. 

Speaking after the match, Tuchel was particularly impressed with the physical improvements of the team. 

"We suffered in some minutes against the quality and speed of Arsenal but they have already played four games this pre-season so that was normal," reflected the German afterwards.

"I was very happy with the performance in the first half and we won it deservedly because we could have scored a second or third goal. The second half was a bit wild where we conceded some big chances and also had some big chances, especially to go 2-0 up with Hakim [Ziyech].

"In the end, it was a good test because it was physically very demanding and we have a good result, which is always nice to keep the momentum going and have a good spirit,"

Tuchel is set to have a full house this week, with six Euro 2020 finalists set to report back to Cobham on Tuesday. 

Attention now shifts to the Super Cup clash against Villareal, which will be played next week, as well as the start of the new Premier League season.

"It’s challenging to organise. We will have four different groups of players on the training pitch tomorrow because they are all in a different physical conditions and we cannot simply put them together and see what happens,"