Thomas Tuchel was far from pleased with his Chelsea side’s display despite their 1-2 away win at Watford on Wednesday. Despite their Vicarage Road victory, among other Premier League football news, Thomas Tuchel calls Chelsea lucky to win at all.
The Blues escaped Vicarage Road with all three points after Mason Mount’s first-half goal and Hakim Ziyech’s 72nd minute winner.
A medical emergency in the stands delayed the game for 30 minutes in the first half. But, after a home fan suffered a cardiac arrest, Watford had to face more bad news as they lost 1-2.
However, because Emmanuel Dennis initially equalized the game in the 42nd minute, Thomas Tuchel denies that Chelsea won convincingly yesterday.
Premier League Football News – Thomas Tuchel Calls Chelsea Lucky
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel said Chelsea had not adequately prepared themselves for the game.
At the same time, he calls the win “lucky” because they still remain at first place in the Premier League.
“That’s not us. We were absolutely not ready today for this match,” Tuchel told Amazon after the game.
He assumed responsibility for Chelsea’s floundering on the field: “I missed maybe to find the right approach to make my team ready.”
“We had the break due to very sad circumstances – hopefully the person is better,” Tuchel continued. “Even this break after the first 11 minutes did not change our approach. We did not cope with the pressure, with the first ball, second ball.
“We had a lot of changes but too many faults. It did not get better. The only thing we could do was hang in there and focus on the easy things. It was a lucky win.”
Tuchel also expressed his concern over Trevoh Chalobah, who had to withdraw from play after an hour with an injury.
“The most worried I am is about the injury for Trevoh Chalobah,” Tuchel stated. “The doctor was on the pitch 20 times today it felt like. It’s a big loss from Trev. I’m a bit worried.”