How Thomas Tuchel and Jose Mourinho's records as Chelsea boss compare as German celebrates a year in charge
TODAY marks exactly one year since Thomas Tuchel took charge of Chelsea, during which he has led the Blues to Champions League glory.
But as the charismatic German marks 365 days as Chelsea boss, how does his record compare with one of the club's greatest ever managers – Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho had two spells as manager at Stamford Bridge, winning three Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and three League Cups in total, but the Champions League always eluded him.
Tuchel meanwhile waltzed in and scooped Old Big Ears within five months of being appointed.
And he might be adding another medal to his collection in the not too distant future, with the Blues in League Cup final action against Liverpool next month.
But when it comes to the numbers, there isn't actually much between the two managers.
Tuchel has been in the job for 67 games, around half of how many Mourinho managed in his second spell, and is seeing his side average 1.7 goals-per-game.
That's marginally less than Mourinho, who oversaw a remarkably consistent 1.8 goals-per-game in both spells as boss.
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Tuchel's side are also conceding an impressive average of 0.6 goals-per-game, matching Mourinho's high standards from his first spell at the club.
Despite winning a Premier League title and League Cup on his triumphant return to Chelsea, Mourinho's second spell in charge was perhaps not as quite successful.
That's evident in the numbers, with his defence a lot leakier second time around, conceding 0.9 goals-per-game.
And although Mourinho may have built a reputation for sides that are well organised and difficult to break down, it's actually Tuchel who boasts a better clean sheet percentage.
An impressive 54 per cent of his games have resulted in a shut-out, compared to 51 per cent in Mourinho's first spell, and just 44 per cent in his second.
But the Portuguese's win rate first time around is unmatched.
The 'Special One' boasted an incredible 67 per cent win rate between 2004 and 2007.
Part of that is largely thanks to Chelsea's mind-boggling 86-game unbeaten home run in the Prem between 2004 and 2008, much of which was overseen by Mourinho.
Tuchel, meanwhile, has a slightly lower 60 per cent win rate, but that's still higher than Mourinho's 59 per cent record from his second stint as boss.
Tuchel's numbers would be even more impressive if it weren't for the slight blip in recent weeks.
The Blues had failed to win in four Premier League games until the 2-0 victory against bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
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