Antonio Rudiger explains difference between Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has outlined the tactical differences between Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard.

Tuchel took over at Stamford Bridge at the end of last month after Lampard was sacked.

And the former Paris Saint-Germain manager has got off to a positive start at Stamford Bridge, winning four of his five games in all competitions so far.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of his side's match against Newcastle on Monday, Rudiger explained what Tuchel has changed since his arrival.

"Because of the results, it’s been good [under Tuchel so far]," he said. "I think the coach knows what he wants. He has a way of playing football and you can see from the games, the players have adapted very quickly to that.

"I’m doing good, I want to hear what I’m not doing good and what I can improve. This is what I want to see from him.

"In general, the whole season, when it comes to defending, compared to other seasons, we did very well.

"That also started with Lampard and now the coach has a different idea, which is to keep the opponents up in their own half and try to win the ball back there rather than winning it further down in our half."

Chelsea now have ambitions to finish in the top four, and a win against struggling Newcastle would see them move above Liverpool into the Champions League qualification spots.

But Rudiger has warned against complacency, adding: "To be honest, in this league – especially in this season – it’s a bit crazy because everyone can beat everyone.

"You have to take every game 100 per cent, but we have good momentum. Newcastle always give us a tough time.

"Even the 2-0 when I featured for the first time in the Premier League this season, it wasn’t that easy so I don’t expect an easy match now either. For us and where we want to go with the momentum we have, we want to win.

"At the end of the day, every game is special for itself. Newcastle play us, one of the bigger teams, so they are motivated and they have also some quality players, definitely.

"And as you know, in the Premier League, everyone works hard and no game is easy."

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