5 Chelsea players with most goals under former boss Thomas Tuchel.
After seeing Frank Lampard fail to mount a title challenge,
Chelsea turned to Thomas Tuchel for salvation in January
2021. The German coach, who was dismissed a month
earlier by Paris Saint-Germain, hopped on board and turned
the Blues’ season on its head.
Tuchel’s appointment was like a breath of fresh air at
Stamford Bridge. Every player was eager to impress, even
the outcasts had a new lease on life. The German
mastermind’s famous three-man backline was deployed,
and west Londoners marched on to success.
By the end of the season, Chelsea not only secured a top-
four finish, but also managed to win the UEFA Champions
League. Although the Blues are all but out of the Premier
League title race this season, they are still alive and kicking
in three cup competitions.
Today we will focus on players whose goals have led Tuchel
to the unprecedented success he has enjoyed so far.
Here are five Chelsea players who have scored the most
goals under the German tactician:
#5 Timo Werner – 9 goals
Chelsea signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in the summer
of 2020 for a whopping €53 million. The German
sharpshooter was meant to solve their anxiety in front of
Unfortunately, he is yet to find his footing and has often cut
a frustrating figure in attack.
Since Tuchel’s appointment in January 2021, Werner has
played in 43 games under the German manager. So far, he
has scored nine goals and provided 11 assists.
It is evident that his overall goal contribution is far from
abysmal. However, scoring only nine goals over the course
of 12 months is hardly good enough for a striker of his
#4 Kai Havertz – 9 goals
Attacking midfielder Kai Havertz moved to west London in
the same window as Werner. He, too, was an established
Bundesliga star, prepared to set England alight with goals
and assists. The €80 million purchase from Bayer
Leverkusen looked at home under Lampard, directly
contributing to 11 goals in 24 games across competitions.
Tuchel’s strict system has not always been kind to the 22-
year-old, but Havertz has often popped up with invaluable
goals under his compatriot. His goal tally of nine is not
extraordinary, but Tuchel will forever be grateful for his
strike in the Champions League final last season.
The former Bayer Leverkusen star latched on to Mason
Mount’s past to dispatch a venomous left-footed strike. His
shot breached Manchester City’s resistance to give Chelsea
a 1-0 win in the most important match of their season.
#3 Hakim Ziyech – 10 goals
Hakim Ziyech’s relationship with Chelsea has hardly been
straightforward. Signed in the same window as Werner and
Havertz from Ajax, the Morocco international was expected
to give the Blues something extra in the final third.
Unfortunately, injuries kept him from securing regular
football under Lampard and he soon slid down the pecking
order at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel gave him an opportunity to impress in his first match
in charge. Sadly, his head was not in the game and he failed
to save his side from a disappointing goalless draw with
As a result, the German kept Ziyech out of the starting XI
over the next five games.
Ziyech ended the 2020-21 season with six goals, with four
of them coming under the former PSG coach. The former
Ajax man has looked considerably sharper this season when
He has bagged six goals and four assists in 24 appearances
in all competitions in the current campaign, compelling his
coach to give him more opportunities.
#2 Jorginho – 13 goals
Chelsea defensive midfielder Jorginho is arguably one of the
best in the business. Last year, he helped Italy win the EURO
and also won the Champions League with Chelsea.
Doing the unique double made him only the 10th player in
history to win the EURO and the Champions League in the
Thanks to his conservative positioning, Jorginho rarely gets
the sight of goal. All the 13 goals he has scored so far
under Tuchel have come from the penalty spot.
He scored four penalties in 25 games across competitions
last term. This season, he has upped the ante, converting
nine from the spot in only 29 appearances.
#1 Mason Mount – 13 goals
Mason Mount has been Chelsea’s leading goalscorer since
Thomas Tuchel took charge of the club in January 2021.
Over the last 12 months, the 23-year-old has played 58
games under the German tactician, registering 13 goals and
Naturally an attacking midfielder, Mount can move up into
attacking areas or drop down to central midfield during
transitions. The Englishman never runs out of steam and
can press with the same intensity for the entire 90 minutes.
He has an insatiable appetite for helping his team and is
always prepared to do what his coach demands of him.
The Chelsea academy graduate has scored seven goals and
provided six assists in the Premier League this season. He
is currently joint-third in the English top-flight for goal