Thomas Tuchel is named as the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for October after guiding Chelsea to four wins from four – and conceding just once – to stay at the top
- Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel is October’s Premier League Manager of the Month
- Their run included a 7-0 win over Norwich and a slender 1-0 win at Brentford
- It is the second time the German has won the award after claiming it in March
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been named as the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for October after four wins from four.
The German has kept the west Londoners at the top of the table with victories over Southampton, Norwich, Brentford and Newcastle, conceding just one goal against the Saints at the start of the month.
Tuchel beat compatriot Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Crystal Palace’s Patrick Vieira to the prize – both also managed to stay unbeaten during October – while West Ham’s David Moyes was also in the running.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been named as the Premier League Manager of the Month
Tuchel’s Blues picked up four wins from four in October – including a 7-0 win over Norwich
Chelsea’s fine October league form included a 7-0 thrashing of Norwich at Stamford Bridge, but that goal tally ended up being only half of the Blues’ strikes last month.
The west Londoners netted 14 goals in the Premier League during October, to take their overall tally to 26 goals in 10 matches.
However Tuchel’s Chelsea stalled in their next match with a 1-1 draw at home to Burnley at the start of November, but their lead at the top of the table still remains at three points.
It is the second time that Tuchel has managed to win the Premier League Manager of the Month prize, with the German – who only arrived at Chelsea in January – claiming the same award in March.
Tuchel’s Chelsea also won at home to Southampton and away to Brentford and Newcastle
But the Blues did need some luck during their October run of wins, scoring twice late on against Southampton before claiming a slender 1-0 west London derby win at Brentford, which saw goalkeeper Edouard Mendy make a string of top-class saves.
The victories over relegation-threatened Norwich and Newcastle were more emphatic, while the Blues also beat Malmo in the Champions League and Southampton in the Carabao Cup to continue their excellent start to the campaign.
After drawing against Burnley, Tuchel will be hoping for more positive results in a very tricky November.
Chelsea head to Leicester after the international break, before hosting Juventus in the Champions League just days before Manchester United come to Stamford Bridge on November 28.