A closer look at the situation facing the new man at Stamford Bridge

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Thomas Tuchel is Chelsea’s 15th manager under owner Roman Abramovich. Here, the PA news agency looks at the situation facing the Blues’ first German head coach.

Who is Thomas Tuchel?

Paris Saint Germain Training Session and Press Conference – Old Trafford
Thomas Tuchel is the new man at the helm at Stamford Bridge (Martin Rickett/PA)

Why has he taken over at Chelsea?

Frank Lampard file photo
Frank Lampard lost his job on Monday (Gareth Fuller/PA)

What is expected of the new man at Stamford Bridge?

Chelsea v Luton Town – Emirates FA Cup – Fourth Round – Stamford Bridge
The Blues were together in the win over Luton on Sunday (Nick Potts/PA)

Why only an 18-month contract?

Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund – UEFA Europa League – Quarter Final – Second Leg – Borussia Dortmund Training and Press Conference – Anfield
Tuchel was at the helm at Borussia Dortmund for two years (Nick Potts/PA)

When will Tuchel get started?

He already has, having taken training on Tuesday night. And he will be in the dugout for Wednesday’s Premier League match against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

What are the biggest early hurdles facing the new boss?

Chelsea v Luton Town – Emirates FA Cup – Fourth Round – Stamford Bridge
Getting the best out of the Chelsea players will be a challenge for Tuchel (Nick Potts/PA)

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