Thomas Tuchel is Chelsea’s own Jesus Christ as his miracle working continues

Thomas Tuchel could have travelled back to London from Spain on foot if he'd wanted to.

Who needs a plane when you can walk on water?

The privilege has been reserved for the chosen few in the past, with Jesus and the illusionist Dynamo appearing to be the only two capable of the feat.

But we can now add Tuchel's name to the exclusive list, as the German genius continues to establish himself as a combination of those mentioned above with his mixture of miracles and magic.

In the space of three months Tuchel has transformed Chelsea from Premier League wannabes into one of the best teams in Europe.

In that time he has come out on top against Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone (twice).

Just for good measure, he's ruined Manchester City's Quadruple dream, led the Blues to an FA Cup final and lifted them from ninth to fourth in the Premier League.

He was handed an 18-month contract and told to get the Blues into the Champions League places this season if he wanted a new one.

But at this rate he could end up with a statue outside Stamford Bridge, let alone a few extra noughts on a piece of paper.

Was there anything in the small print that explained what Blues owner Roman Abramovich would do if Tuchel won the Champions League, let alone qualify for it?

A certain Real Madrid stood between Tuchel's men and a place in the final. Thirteen time winners, kings of Europe and still one of the most feared teams on the planet, despite having one of the most despised presidents in the shape of Florentino Perez.

If Perez had his way, he'd be watching this fixture on a regular basis in a European Super League.

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  • But the greedy and self-serving Spaniard needs to be careful what his wishes for, because all he saw in this semi-final, first leg was the Blues reduce the reputation of Zinedine Zidane's men to rubble.

    Despite it lashing with rain in Madrid, the Blues were on fire and took the lead through Christian Pulisic.

    Had Timo Werner not put his boots on the wrong feet again, Tuchel's men would have been out of sight before half time.

    Someone needs to check Werner's passport, because with efficiency like his, he simply cannot be German.

    But despite his failings and Karim Benzema's equaliser, the Blues were tremendous as they ripped through Real's defence time and again with pace, precision and passion.

    The architect of it all was Tuchel, who will be left wondering what might have been had he been able to convert Werner into a competent striker.

    He's good – but not that good.

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