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Rio Ferdinand praises Thomas Tuchel's handling of Chelsea's senior stars and believes the blend of youth and experience has sparked his 14-game unbeaten start at Stamford Bridge

Rio Ferdinand has praised Thomas Tuchel for sparking Chelsea's resurgence by getting the perfect blend between youth and experience out on the pitch.

Frank Lampard was ruthlessly sacked by Chelsea in January with former PSG and Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel replacing the Stamford Bridge hero in the dugout.

Chelsea fans were up in arms at Lampard's departure but so far, with Tuchel unbeaten in his first 14 games at the helm, there has been little room to criticise the German.

Chelsea are unbeaten in 14 games since Thomas Tuchel became the Stamford Bridge boss
Rio Ferdinand has hailed Tuchel's start and the work he has done with the club's senior stars
Players such as Antonio Rudiger have featured more prominently at Chelsea under Tuchel

Speaking to his Vibe with Five YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: 'I think bringing experience back into the team and giving them more responsibility has been a big difference to Frank’s.