Willy Caballero has explained how Chelsea’s approach has changed under Thomas Tuchel compared to life under Frank Lampard.
Caballero, the Argentine goalkeeper, has featured just twice for the Blues this season and is yet to be handed a start under Tuchel.
His last appearance for the club came in a 3-3 draw with relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion at the end of September, with Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga splitting the goalkeeping duties ever since.
Lampard was sacked in January after a string of poor results, with former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager Tuchel replacing him.
He is yet to taste defeat as Chelsea manager, has guided the Blues into the top-four as well as the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Tuchel has also installed a very different style of play compared to what Caballero describes as Lampard’s ‘dizzying’ football and the veteran goalkeeper explained the differences between their approaches.
‘Obviously talking about the coach, what one does well and what the other does well, is uncomfortable,’ Caballero told 90min.
‘Because they are there for something. If we have to have them as coaches, it is because they are good. They convince you of the football they want to carry out and we are the workers, the ones who carry out that plan.
‘Undoubtedly, with Frank, we had a more direct idea of the game, basically English football. To attack fast, attack on the wings, move centrally or attack on one side and finish on the other but with quite a bit of verticality.
‘The football he liked was very dizzying, with quick movements of the ball. He also liked attacking and counter-attacking.
‘Now with Tuchel, it’s more about combining, playing with the ball. We create more. He almost tells us how the match will develop, where the opponent’s key aspects are, their strengths and their weaknesses.
‘With his ideas, from how he has achieved his teams to play well, he says to us what players we would need to be more involved in order to play brighter and follow his plan. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but the idea of playing [is there].’