Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted he was happy with the first 65-70 minutes but wasn’t impressed with the last 20 minutes as it felt like Chelsea had a player less than Brentford.
The Blues beat Brentford 1-0 on Saturday but had Edouard Mendy to thank for the victory after he produced six saves against Brentford.
“In the end, the last 20 minutes were suddenly a cup game and they had nothing to lose,” said Tuchel.
“They found momentum and it felt like we had one player less. They played with more belief and we focused too much on defending.
“I was happy with the first 65-70 minutes and we should have scored more. But respect to Brentford.”