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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is unhappy his players failed to adapt after Thiago Silva’s red card against West Brom.
According to Tuchel, his players ‘didn’t catch the momentum to be one man down, to be closer, to make it hard to create chances and to wait for ball-wins and to counter-attack’.
“We did not adapt to the situation at all,” said Tuchel.
“I had the feeling we struggled completely. We wanted to start in a 4-3-2 to play with counter-attacks and two strikers. That worked out not so well because we conceded a lot of crosses, so we went for 4-4-1, a very classic style if you’re one man down.
“Then we conceded two super easy goals. The first goal was far too easy. We didn’t catch the momentum to be one man down, to be closer, to make it hard to create chances and to wait for ball-wins and to counter-attack.
“So we changed to a back three/five in the second half because it gives us more security, but the defending was simply not on a level we are used to. This was the day where everything went wrong that could go wrong.”