Tuchel is right to be angry with his players as Chelsea have stopped doing one thing he demands the most

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Chelsea’s run of just three victories in our last seven games in all competitions explains why Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was angry after Wednesday’s 3-3 draw at Zenit.

Truth be told, the warning sign dates back to the 1-1 draw with Burnley before the last international break which Tuchel himself brushed off as nothing serious.

Tuchel criticised his players after the 3-3 draw at Zenit on Wednesday night and he was right to do so as the players had started believing the hype which has led to a drop in standards in recent weeks.

For several weeks now, there have been a lack of intensity from the Blues except in the 4-0 Champions League victory over Juventus. The intensity tends to drop after we get the first goal, which then gives the opposition confidence. It happened against Burnley, West Ham and Zenit. Against Watford, we just couldn’t match their intensity and were lucky to beat them.

Since he became Chelsea boss, Tuchel has demanded discipline and work-rate from his players but we haven’t been getting that from them in recent weeks and that has cost us in the Premier League and Champions League.

Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Leeds United, the Blues must go back to basics and start working their socks off as they have always done. Tuchel demands intensity from his players and as fans, we also demand that.

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