Thomas Tuchel had his transfer wish answered by Marina Granovskaia at Chelsea

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With the summer transfer window coming to a close last week, the overall feeling around Chelsea is a positive one.

The Blues have enjoyed a fine start to the campaign after their opening three matches – beating Crystal Palace and Arsenal before a hard fought 1-1 draw at Anfield against Liverpool.

Thomas Tuchel ‘s squad has been improved as well, with back-up goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli arriving on a free transfer, Romelu Lukaku signing for a club-record £97.5million fee and Saul Niguez joining on a season-long loan deal on deadline day.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia was busy over the summer, sanctioning loads of exits, as well as bringing in the trio of new players.

Tuchel, when speaking earlier in the year, prior to the summer transfer window, hinted at what the west London club had planned in the coming months.

The German head coach stated that he did not want to “ruin this atmosphere” at the club, which probably meant not to sign too many players and disrupt the squad.

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Chelsea did not do that. They brought in three new players, which is a relatively quiet window in terms of incomings.

Tuchel also spoke about embracing simplicity – something the club also did. Lukaku is the only one out of the trio of new additions that is realistically guaranteed a starting place with the Blues.

There could be an argument for Saul, but the Spain international has immense competition in the centre of midfield with the European champions.

Here is what the Chelsea boss said in May: “A big part of my personality is on coaching and guiding my team and pushing it to the limit.

“No matter if we win or lose. Being part of a high-level club and well-structured club.

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“I have zero ambition to ruin this atmosphere not for myself or for anybody else. Do we have some ideas how to improve the squad? Yes, we do but will we fight about it? No we will not.

“We will discuss it and first of all we will finish this season because it is not time to reflect now.

“I embrace the simplicity. I hope I can continue to live like this on the job. Because it is pure fun, very exciting.

“Very pure the feeling I have right now even though it is a big challenge and the big games keep coming.

“We have some ideas but it is crazy times out there that will influence the transfer market and I don’t see any big problems.”

Source by Football London

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