- There were many moments when Chelsea suffered against Porto, but the Blues were ready for it.
- Tuchel says he was certain the players would react after the loss last weekend.
- The boss also voices his delight over the goals from Mount and Chilwell.
"I was pretty sure about that [they'd react well after the WBA defeat]. I saw a response immediately in the dressing room and the next day. That wasn't a big concern. We were ready to respond. There will always be setbacks in sports. The biggest challenge is to bounce back.
"We had a lot of excellent results together, then we had a loss together and then a reaction after a loss together. That brings us closer together and increases the trust.
"I'm very happy that he [Mason Mount] scores. A very important goal that opened up the game. It calmed the nerves. Not an easy shot but very precise. Very happy for Mason. He took responsbility.
"[Ben Chilwell's goal was] excellent. He kept composure and went round the keeper. It was super important to get the second away goal. Chilly forced the mistake and kept his cool in the box. We're very happy to go away with this result but it's only half-time."
Chelsea were coming into the game on the back of a tough 5-2 defeat last weekend against West Brom.
The 2-0 victory on the night puts the Blues into a comfortable position heading into next week's return leg.
While he has finally tasted defeat at Chelsea, Tuchel's start to life at Chelsea remains more than promising - winning 10 of his first 15 games.