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Thomas Tuchel picked up his second trophy at Chelsea in the matter of months after his side defeated Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup.

Just a few months after winning the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City in Porto, the Blues went on to complete the set by winning the Super Cup on Wednesday evening.

Click through the gallery above to see Chelsea celebrating their UEFA Super Cup triumph.

Hakim Ziyech's early opener was cancelled out by Gerard Moreno as the game went to a penalty shoot-out, where Kepa Arrizabalaga was brought on at the end of extra-time and went on to make to saves as th Blues won 6-5 on penalties.

Tuchel insists the plan to introduce Kepa for Edouard Mendy was something had thought about months ago.

"It was not spontaneous. We talked about it with the goalkeepers when we came and had the first cup game against Barnsley," Tuchel told BT Sport. 

"So we had some statistics, we were well prepared, that Kepa is the best in percentage in saving penalties.

"The analysis guys and the goalkeeping coaches showed me, introduced me to the data, then we spoke with the players, that this can happen when we play in a knockout game, and since then they know.

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"It's fantastic how Eddy accepts it. It's fantastic how this talk went before the cup game in Barnsley. Since then they know.

"Of course we needed to do what's good for the team. It was necessary. I'm happy that it worked.

"There is proof that Kepa is better at this discipline. These guys are true team players. I am happy for Kepa and happy for Eddy, to have a goalkeeper like this, to not show the pride to not step off the field, and is happy to do it for the team, to take one for the team. It's top."

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