Chelsea’s lack of goals under new manager Thomas Tuchel could stop them from winning the Champions League, according to Lee Dixon.
Chelsea are currently unbeaten since Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge in January, winning eight of 11 matches in all competitions.
The London club have improved drastically at the back in that period and have conceded just two goals during that run.
But Monday’s 2-0 win over Everton was just the third time they have won a match by more than a one goal margin.
Chelsea lead Atletico Madrid after the first leg win in their Champions League last 16 tie with a return leg at Stamford Bridge awaiting next week.
And while he is impressed with Tuchel’s impact at the club, former Arsenal defender Dixon believes a lack of a finishing in attack could be a factor in reaching the final stages of the Champions League.
‘I think Thomas Tuchel has a team playing in a way they enjoy – there’s an enthusiasm and competition for places,’ Dixon told BBC Radio 5 Live.
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‘He is demanding performances that are sneaking out results. ‘He hasn’t had a multitude of goals and that might be something that holds them back in the Champions League, but they have a solid look about them. The pattern of play suits them.’
Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s top scorer with 12 goals this campaign but the England international is out of favour under Tuchel, left out of the last three Premier League squads.
Olivier Giroud has scored 11 in all competitions with Timo Werner on 10 for the campaign, with five of the goals coming in 23 Premier League starts.