Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea’s lack of concentration in the Premier League


Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has opened up about his side’s lapses in concentration in the Premier League so far this season, ahead of their preparations to face West Ham on Sunday.

Les Bleus had an eventful month of April filled with ups and downs. Between three home defeats in a row, conceding 11 goals, the Blues managed to beat Southampton 6-0, as well as beat Real Madrid and Crystal Palace.

Speaking ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against West Ham on Sunday afternoon, Tuchel insisted his team calm down and focus on making fewer mistakes.

“There is always the excitement of winning something, of achieving something,” he says, quoted by football.london. “That hunger should always be more than the fear of losing something.

“I worry about the number of mistakes, of course. In this game (against Arsenal) they were crucial. The goals we conceded were strange.

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“We concede many more goals than we allow in expected goals since the international break. In 2022 we have already made eight big mistakes which have led to goals.

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“It’s very atypical, very unusual – or maybe it’s now typical for us.

“It’s human to be maybe more alert in a knockout game than in ‘normal’ games. Sometimes that’s just as well because that’s the basis for being able to play 60 games (in a season ).”

With the European champions hosting the Irons on Sunday, they will be hoping their bad home run can come to an end.


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