Tuchel mentions four reasons why Chelsea didn’t beat Brighton

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Chelsea’s home game against Brighton was one of those off days for the Blues, as Thomas Tuchel’s side had to settle for a point in what was a very drab affair at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s poor performance has been clouded by the drama surrounding the European Super League, since on Sunday when the Big Six Premier League sides announced their decision to be a part of the breakaway league.

Back to the Chelsea game, Chelsea were indeed lucky to have even taken anything out of the game, as the Seagulls were the better side. Fortunately for the Blues, West Ham and Liverpool both didn’t get a win in their respective games, and it was enough to see Chelsea in 4th place, ahead of the Hammers only on goal difference.

Speaking after the match, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was not pleased with the performance and listed four things that caused the team to play so badly.

“We were not good enough in counter movements, we were not decisive enough in one-touch football,” Tuchel listed.
“We were not precise enough after ball losses and we know that we did not create many moments in counter-pressing and that is why it was a tough match.

“We seemed a bit tired mentally and physically, we could not find the rhythm that we normally play and it was also credit for Brighton for a very strong defensive performance.

“At the end we had two or three big mistakes in the build-up and could even lose the game, so we have to accept it and keep on going.”

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