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Chelsea began life under Thomas Tuchel with an uninspired goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel made four changes to the side that started Frank Lampard’s final Premier League game in charge of Chelsea with Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Timo Werner on the bench.

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Olivier Giroud started up front for Chelsea but he was starved of service, despite Tuchel opting for a formation that allowed Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell to get forward on the wings.

Wolves meanwhile, who have only scored two goals from open play since the start of December, looked low on confidence and although they coped with Chelsea’s threat defensively they opted against committing men forward in search of a goal.

United States international Pulisic was introduced from the bench in the closing stages, alongside Tammy Abraham and Mount as Chelsea chased a winner in the rain.

But despite some half-chances they were unable to break down a determined Wolves backline.

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