Firstly, to kick things off, Tuchel has been managing since 2007 when he took over Augsburg II as their head coach, before moving to Mainz, then Borussia Dortmund, before finishing up at PSG ahead of his Stamford Bridge move. To put this in perspective, Lampard was just six years into his 14-year Chelsea career at the time Tuchel first stepped into management, so it goes without saying that the German brings more to the table.
For the first time in a while, the appointment of a manager seems to offer excitement for Chelsea fans, with the German boasting the highest win percentage of any manager in Ligue 1 in its history (76.6%), as opposed to Lampard’s Premier League win percentage of just 53.4%.
During his spell in Paris, Tuchel picked up six honours in just over two years. However, he may well be most well remembered for the trophy he didn’t collect – the Champions League. He guided PSG to their first-ever final in the competition, where they were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich, which is by no means a showing of Tuchel's ability as a manager. Bayern won the treble that year and also become the only team in Champions League history to win every single game during one tournament, effectively establishing themselves as one of the best teams we've ever witnessed.
And at the same time, the club had never previously made it past the Quarter Finals, so this should be seen as a massive step in the right direction made by PSG under Tuchel. As well as his impressive league and cup record, Tuchel masterminded a number of excellent signings for the Parisians. Idrissa Gueye was signed for £25m from Everton and Keylor Navas has proven to be an excellent signing for around £13m.
While the club continued to spend big, Tuchel oversaw a new type of transfer for PSG, including more cost-efficient signings such as Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, who joined the club for free upon the expiry of his Manchester United contract. In the long run, including this summer’s transfer window, having Tuchel at the helm may prove beneficial for Chelsea, after a summer of huge spending in 2020.