Tuchel: Chelsea Lucky To Beat Brentford

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has acknowledged that the Blues were fortunate to see out the final stages to beat Brentford on Saturday evening.

Trailing to a first-half Ben Chilwell strike, Brentford went the direct approach during the closing quarter to keep the Premier League leaders under constant pressure.

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While the Blues managed to ride out the storm, Tuchel says that it felt like Chelsea were playing with one player less once Brentford had thrown more players forward.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Tuchel said: “In the end the last 20 minutes were suddenly a cup game. They had nothing to lose and they found momentum. It felt like we had one player less.

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“We were not clear enough in the challenges. They found the belief and we focused too much on defending. I was very content with the first 65-70 minutes where maybe we should have scored more.

“It helps if we have Toni [Rudiger] or Thiago [Silva] to help…



Source: Complete Sports