Thomas Tuchel has beaten Jose Mourinho to set a new English top-flight record following Chelsea’s 4-0 demolition of Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The game also marked Tuchel’s 50th in charge of Chelsea in all competitions and the Champions League holders are showing no signs of easing up under the German.

Out of those 50 games with Tuchel in charge, Chelsea have registered 32 wins and have kept 31 clean sheets.

But with just 24 goals conceded, Tuchel has overtaken Mourinho to set a new benchmark for the best defensive record of any manager in the history of the English top fligh

Trevor Chalobah, who was making his first European start for the Blues, scored the opener when he slammed home a loose ball following a corner after 25 minutes.

Chelsea were dominant throughout and got the second goal their performance deserved when Reece James controlled a clearance and volleyed across Wojciech Szczesny into the far corner eight minutes into the second half.

A third soon followed with Juventus looking shell-shocked and all at sea defensively as a short, sharp interchange of passes gave Callum Hudson-Odoi the chance to slot home at the back post.

The scoring was completed when Hakim Ziyech capitalised on a mistake from Juve midfielder Weston McKennie to cross for Timo Werner to tap home in added time.

It is the Italian club’s heaviest defeat in the Champions League and demonstrated Chelsea’s status as a serious contender to retain the trophy they won against Premier League rivals Manchester City in May.

The three points send Chelsea to the top of Group H but they must match Juventus’ result in the final matchday on 8 December – when they travel to Zenit St Petersburg and the Turin club host Malmo – in order to stay there.

The only concern for Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea were the withdrawals of N’Golo Kante in the first half and Ben Chilwell in the second period through injury, with the Blues set to face Manchester United on Sunday (16:30 GMT).

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