Tuchel rates Chelsea’s performance against Newcastle United. Reveals 2 things he wasn’t happy with despite win

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed two things he wasn’t happy with in our 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Monday night.

The Blues were the dominate side against Newcastle United, restricting the visitors to just 34 per cent possession over the course of the 90 minutes.

Tuchel revealed after the game that he wasn’t happy with Chelsea’s decision-making in the opposition box.

He also wasn’t happy with the amount of duels we lost in the start of the second half.

“I liked the first half where we played with courage,” Tuchel told Sky Sports.

“[We] had a lot of touches in the box and a lot of shots. We managed to keep them away from our box. We did not allow half-chances, did not allow chances.

“During the whole match we lacked precision in the last decision. Decision making in the box can be more deadly. More precise.

“Second half we started, first three, four minutes were a picture for the second half. We gave away two, three shots. We lost duals. We had corners against us.

“The decision making, I feel like we had something to lose. Maybe it was like this. The guys have two days off so maybe they want to keep these two days off.

“I talked at half-time about that. To be serious we played too many balls back when we could have escaped the pressure, we did not open up, did not keep the advantage to keep the ball in the opponent’s half.

“The counter attacks in the second half were also not precise enough, not clinical enough.”

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