The game, which came just 24 hours after the team’s first training session with Tuchel, saw Chelsea rule possession and set records this season for both single-half and full-game passing statistics. Clear-cut chances, though, remained at a premium and it was Wolves who arguably had the best chance of winning the game.
It was not certainly the most inspirational show, but Tuchel was determined to see the good ones and was unable to conceal his delight in the energy and commitment of Chelsea.
New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insisted that on Wednesday he was delighted with his side’s 0-0 draw with Wolves, saying that under his tenure it was a real sign of things to come.
“Yes [disappointed not to win], it was deserved for the effort the guys put in,” Tuchel said claim Sky Sports News. “But I spoke in the dressing room and told everybody there was no room for disappointment or doubts.”
“I was pleased with the performance energy-wise. We were structured and didn’t allow any dangerous counter-attacks against one of the most dangerous teams. We were very well-organised, brave, played with courage as a team both offensively and defensively.”
“We had a good impact from the bench and a very good attitude from the players who did not come on. It was hard work, but we never lost intensity and for that I am happy. If this is our starting point I’m looking forward to where we will end up.”