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Thomas Tuchel reacts to Mendy mistake after losing 3-0 to Leeds United

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Thomas Tuchel reacts to Mendy mistake after losing 3-0 to Leeds United

Chelsea were on the losing side this weekend as they lost 3-0 to Leeds United at the Elland Road on Sunday afternoon. The Blues were totally outplayed by the host and deserved to lose the match.

First half strikes from Brenden Aaronson and Rodrigo Moreno gave Leeds United the lead in the first 45 minutes, and a goal from Jack Harrison in the second half sealed the game.

After the game, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel reveals why his team lost to Leeds United and also reacted to Edouard Mendy’s error that led to the first goal.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, speaking to BBC Sport: “Everything that can go wrong, did go wrong. It started yesterday. We had no plane to arrive so we came on the bus. The players could fly but for the coaching staff it was a long ride on the bus. It continued today.

“We lost the game in the first 20 minutes, where we were clearly better and had huge chances. A lot of touches in the box but we miss the target and do not take what we deserve. We then stopped doing what we were doing good and it was even for 15 minutes and in those we gave two presents.

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“We were clearly the better team. They do what they do. I don’t see that a set-piece and own goal [Mendy’s mistake] are due to the style. They are mistakes. We gave two gifts away which cost us the game. We had triple the amount of touches in the box but no shots and you can’t score without shooting at goal.”

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“If we give goals away like this that are totally unnecessary and when we are totally in charge we cannot win football matches. We tried second-half and I am disappointed we lost that half as well. They made the maximum of their half-chances and we did not.”

 

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