Ancelotti explains the biggest mistake Chelsea made that gave Real Madrid the edge

Hard luck, bad luck, mistakes, poor decisions – these are some of the terms that have been associated with Chelsea following the club’s Champions League exit on Tuesday night.

Explaining why Chelsea lost the tie despite having gone 3-0 up, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes it was down to fatigue, as the Blues had gotten tired after being 3-0 up.

Speaking to the press, Carlo Ancelotti said: “Chelsea put an awful lot of effort in to their press and that gave us the edge in extra time because we were fresher than them at that stage.”

Chelsea will now turn attention to the FA Cup semi-final clash against Crystal Palace – a trophy Thomas Tuchel will be keen on winning, after missing out on the FA Cup trophy last season, with a defeat to Leicester City in the final.

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