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New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's career in numbers

Thomas Tuchel will be expected to hit the ground running when he takes charge of Chelsea for the first time on Wednesday, 24 hours after being confirmed as Frank Lampard's replacement.

Thomas Tuchel became the latest manager to take over the Chelsea hot seat when the Premier League club confirmed the German as Frank Lampard's replacement on Tuesday

The 47-year-old former Borussia Dortmund and Paris St Germain coach has agreed an 18-month contract with the option of another year, the west London club announced.

"I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff," Tuchel, who met the players at Chelsea's Cobham training headquarters, said in a statement.

"We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard's work and the legacy he created at Chelsea.

"At the same time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I'm grateful to be part of the Chelsea family -- it feels amazing!"