“It was very calm,” Thomas Tuchel said when asked about his half-time talk to Chelsea players in the Burnley game.
“We reminded everyone what we wanted to do and where we needed to step up. We had to make life more difficult for their back four.
“The goal opened the game and gave us belief and confidence and then our attacks were more fluid. Then we were more decisive.
“The pitch was so dry and we had a lot of ball possession but it was difficult to accelerate the game.
“We never lost the positivity and trust in ourselves. In the second half we found the spaces better and that was the key.”
Chelsea put in an underwhelming performance in the first half and were somewhat lucky not to be one-nil down.
After the interval, the Blues pushed forward and scored three goals in quick succession, before Christian Pulisic put a final nail into the hosts’ coffin.