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Tottenham’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho never really grabbed the headlines, and Chelsea’s massive win over Manchester City didn’t stay long on the headlines, as the European Super League drama caused a lot of furore on Sunday after the Premier League’s Big Six announced their intention to be part of the European Super League.
Media backlash, fans backlash, players backlash, government backlash and protests on the streets were enough to cut down any of such plans, and all six clubs have decided to withdraw from the ESL.
However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has claimed that the tension surrounding the European Super League affected him and the players.
Chelsea managed to play a goalless draw in a very boring game against Brighton, and the Blues were even lucky to get a point at Stamford Bridge, in what has been deemed as Chelsea’s most disappointing performance under the German boss.
The game was delayed by 15 minutes after fans had blocked the road leading to the stadium as large as crowds took to the street to vent their fury over the decision.
Speaking at the end of the game, Tuchel said: “I was affected so I think the players were affected.
“We talk of nothing else but Super League before the match. Nobody asked about the match before.
“It is like this. You have to accept the distraction. We tried to create an atmosphere to win the game but could not.”