Tuchel reveals how he reacted to Liverpool’s late win against West Brom

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Chelsea are under more pressure to win the game against Leicester City on Tuesday night, as both teams meet this time in a crucial Premier League clash.

With the top four battle at its peak, Liverpool could have lessened the intensity had they played a draw against West Brom.

With the game at 1-1, Liverpool scored at the death, with the unlikeliest of all scorers, goalkeeper Alisson, heading home in stoppage time to give the Reds a bizarre 2-1 victory.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted that he only watched a bit of the match due to superstition. He turned on his TV and saw the game was 1-1, and he didn’t want to jinx it, so he turned it off. Having found out that the game ended 2-1 to Liverpool, Tuchel learnt a bitter lesson – that superstitions don’t work.

The Chelsea manager told reporters in his pre-match press conference: “I came home, switched on the TV and saw it was 1-1 in the middle of the second half.

“I thought ‘oh that’s not a bad result’ but I was a bit superstitious so didn’t follow it.

“When I checked later I had to realise that superstitions don’t always work, or maybe never! It was a fantastic header in the last minute and does not make things boring. It’s pretty interesting and pretty tight but still it’s in our hands.”

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