Hello there and welcome to our liveblog for Spurs vs Chelsea, a game between the old Chelsea manager and the new one. Jose Mourinho, somewhat predictably, has already started his trademark ‘mindgames’.
“I don’t think it’s very difficult to coach at Chelsea because I was champion three times, (Carlo) Ancelotti was champion, Antonio Conte was champion. It cannot be very, very difficult because we win titles there.
“I believe Chelsea always has great players and great squads and good coaches are happy to work with these clubs and with players that give you a very good opportunity to be successful and to win titles.
“Then I understand your question, and of course a coach needs time and needs stability and is a very good thing to feel stability.
“I’m not saying stability helps you sleep, I’m saying that stability gives you a different way of thinking, and you are not just thinking about today, you are also thinking about tomorrow, you are also thinking (about) the future.
“That’s the way it is. It’s Mr Abramovich’s club, and you have to understand that it’s up to him to make his decisions.
“In my case, I was there in two different periods, and I was champion in two different periods, and I’m very happy to have been there before and have that opportunity.”
We’ll find out how Tuchel feels about that quite soon! Kick off is 8pm, you can watch on BT Sport, and follow all the action with live updates right here.