Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is relieved that the transfer window is closed

Thomas Tuchel has welcomed the “huge boost” of the closing of the transfer window and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s tentative steps into Chelsea training.

Chelsea set a UK spending record of £273m as new owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali revamped the Blues’ game resources.

The new chairman Boehly acts as interim sporting director, while manager Tuchel has significant influence on transfer decisions.

Barcelona signing Aubameyang was due to start Chelsea training on Sunday to try out a custom-made protective face mask.

The 33-year-old suffered a broken jaw during a recent home invasion but is determined not to let his start at Chelsea slow any further.

“It’s a huge boost for us to have closed the window and hopefully have Auba back in training,” said Tuchel.

“Auba will train on Sunday, but I can’t say yet whether it will be full contact or individual contact.

“We have to see. He has the mask and the doctors tell me the mask is good and he is comfortable with it.

“So he would be fine but we have to check it and we have to check it with no contact, half contact and then full contact.

“We’ll have to see how he feels about it. It’s too early to predict, but he’ll be in training tomorrow morning and we’ll see.”

Aubameyang and midfielder Denis Zakaria were the latest arrivals in a transfer window blitz from Chelsea, also including high-profile recruits Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella.

Wesley Fofana made his Blues debut in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham, just three days after his £69.5million move from Leicester.

Chelsea have claimed their third win of the season thanks to late goals from substitutes Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.

West Ham had taken the lead through Michail Antonio while Maxwell Cornet later headed against a post, slapping Edouard Mendy.

Cornet then saw a goal controversially ticked off after a VAR review and denied the Hammers a last-minute draw.

A relieved Tuchel admitted the ability to focus fully on coaching will now prove a boost, while the reassurance for all his players will also help sharpen Stamford Bridge’s minds.

“We now have the chance to demand full commitment, there is no way out,” said Tuchel.

“We’re the group for Chelsea who want to get the best possible scores and results.

“We have to take our responsibility from here now. I’m happy with everyone who’s in the group, there’s a reason for everyone to be in the group.

“We’re looking to use that momentum to restart the season and I’m delighted with the luck we took to win (against West Ham).

“We got the faith, got the vibe and flipped it because those things are needed to play with full faith and confidence.”

West Ham boss David Moyes could have gotten into hot water with authorities over his post-match comments and actions towards officials.

Midfielder Declan Rice was similarly devastating against Cornet’s unrecognized goal, which Jarrod fouled Bowen Mendy in the run-up to.

However, Rice has also given special mention to Lucas Paqueta as the Brazilian playmaker has settled in quickly after moving from big-money Lyon.

“He’s a top player, we would have liked to put him on the ball more,” Rice said of Paqueta.

“But I thought for his second game, the way he integrated into the team and showed his confidence, he will be a very special player for us.

“Loss hurts and the main topic of conversation is the unrecognized goal. We looked back on it as a team and the boys and manager are disappointed.

“We felt like we could have achieved something.”

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