FPL news: Tuchel sacked by Chelsea

The second Premier League managerial casualty of 2022/23 was confirmed this morning as Chelsea announced that they had parted company with Thomas Tuchel.

The dismissal comes in the wake of the Blues’ disappointing UEFA Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb last night.

Chelsea had also lost to Southampton and Leeds United on the domestic front this season, while they were fortunate to claim victory over West Ham United in Gameweek 6.

A statement from the Chelsea board read:

“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club would like to place on record its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time with the Club. Thomas will rightly have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here. 

“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the Club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition. 

“Chelsea’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the Club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach. 

“There will be no further comment until a new head coach appointment is made.”

More to follow.