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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was aiming for the Stamford Bridge pitch for his team’s latest problems, including the 4-2 defeat to Arsenal.
The Blues won at Wembley on Sunday to reach the FA Cup final, but it revealed the cracks of a bad form at home. In fact, Wednesday’s loss to the Gunners was their third consecutive home defeat for the first time in 28 years.
chelsea has also conceded 11 goals into that race. In addition, Arsenal’s four goals came after they had scored only one in their previous three games.
Speaks in an interview with Sky SportsTuchel insisted that “dramatic” and “completely individual mistakes” cost the Blues in their recent London derby.
Cesar Azpilicueta scored to make it 2-2 before the break in the exciting competition. However, he was blamed for a misplaced pass that led to Eddie Nketiah’s second goal. The Spaniard also conceded a penalty kick, which Bukayo Saka won and scored.
Andreas Christensen was also in the spotlight. It was his misplaced return that Nketiah stole in to open the scoring for Arsenal early.
And despite the blame for individual mistakes, Tuchel changed his tune in his post-match press conference to the wider media.
He said: “To say that the course is difficult to play here may sound like an excuse, but it is a very, very difficult course we have here.
“It’s not to our advantage and the ball bounces very, very awkwardly in front of Andreas when he wants to play this ball.”
Regardless of the source of Chelsea’s problems, Tuchel spared no sympathy for his team’s performance. He claimed he can not remember such mistakes in his time as leader.
Talking to Skyhe added: “We scored five goals and lost 4-2, it’s easy. Three own goals and two regular goals for us and one for Arsenal and that makes it 4-2.
“I do not know if it is a defensive lack of conviction. If we have ball possession, we invite this kind of error to the opponent to score.
“I do not remember any mistake in our favor for this caliber, of this quality. We do not get these goals, we give these goals away here in successive matches and you can not win Premier League matches.”
Tuchel continues Chelsea tirade
Chelsea had actually won their last three matches – one of which was academic – along the way the clash with Arsenal.
They beat Southampton 6-0 away and then beat Real Madrid in the second match of the Champions League quarter-finals. Goals, Madrid won 5-4 overall.
In fact, their 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge helped. That result came after Brentford won 4-1 there.
Asked if the Arsenal result was surprisingly in the midst of his team’s good form lately, Tuchel said: “Yes, and so we decided to give a goal away for absolutely nothing.
“We did the same against Real Madrid and Brentford and it cost us the Champions League.”
Asked how he would react this time, he added: “” I do not know, in fact I do not know. “
Chelsea return to action against West Ham – again at Stamford Bridge – on Sunday.