Chelsea’s performance advisor fires message to Tuchel after losing two consecutive games

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Chelsea’s fine start to the season has taken a dip after the Blues experienced back to defeats against Manchester City and Juventus respectively.

Thomas Tuchel is in his first full season at the club, and although he achieved so much last season, there’s still pressure to achieve yet again this season — it’s part of the rigours of managing a big club.

Tuchel has never lost three straight games as Chelsea manager, and he’d be hoping to return to winning ways against Southampton this weekend.

Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor Petr Cech has now urged the team to forget about the pain that came with the defeats and put all their focus on the upcoming game and the games ahead.

“This week we experienced two defeats which is something new for us, I have to say. It’s been a long time since the team had back-to-back defeats,” Cech wrote on the official Chelsea website.

“When you play for a big team, you always have this pressure on every result. The players are used to that pressure.

“It’s never nice to prepare for a game, do everything that’s needed and then the result is wrong.

“We have a group of players and staff who are here to win, so every result which doesn’t go our way leaves a feeling you need to overcome. What’s needed is the team finds the right reaction to that.

“It increases the importance of the weekend game because you want to bounce back, especially at home and in the league, where we are in a really good position.

“The one advantage you have is when there is a short period between games, you don’t have too much time to dwell on it. You just prepare and go again. That’s maybe one thing which is helpful.

“In my career I saw it could affect some people more than others, but you just have to come in and concentrate on the preparation for the next game because you cannot change what happens in the past. You have to keep your mind positive and on the task.

“No matter how big the disappointment you have had, or how disappointed you feel, the main part is turning the page, coming up, preparing, and finding the energy again to be positive and ready for the next match.”

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