Chelsea Football Club suffered a shock home defeat in the English Premier League on Saturday, as they were defeated 4-1 by the bottom half team Brentford Football Club at Stamford Bridge stadium.
Thomas Tuchel's team have been exceptional in all competitions before the International break, but they were unable to continue their impressive run of form on Saturday, as they were beaten convincingly.
The German-born Mastermind, Thomas Tuchel hoped to extend his team’s winning run to seven (7) matches in all competitions, and that is why he started with some of his best players but they were unable to secure victory and cement their place in the Uefa Champions League spot for next season.
After playing out a tight goalless draw in the first half of the game, defender Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring chart for the home team early in the second half in the 48th-minute game after receiving an assist from the French workhorse N'golo Kante, before Vitaly Janet of Brentford Football Club levelled matters for the away team almost instantly in the 50th minute.
A quick-fire two goals followed thereafter with the Danish International Christian Eriksen putting the visitors ahead in the 54th minute before Vitaly Janet scored his second goal of the match in the 60th minute to put the visitors in the driving seat with a comfortable 3-1 lead heading into the last 30 minutes of the game. Substitute Yoane Wissa put the icing on the cake scoring the fourth and final goal of the game in the 87th minute to end the match 4-1 in favour of Brentford Football Club.
Coach Thomas Tuchel made some costly mistakes against Brentford Football Club, and that resulted in his team’s shock home defeat.
Here are some of the mistakes that the German Mastermind Coach Thomas Tuchel made in Chelsea’s shock 4-1 defeat to Brentford Football Club at Stamford Bridge stadium.
Dropping Romelu Lukaku to the bench
The first mistake coach Thomas Tuchel made was dropping the Belgian International Romelu Lukaku to the bench for Timo Werner of Germany.
The Belgian national team star has not been getting enough playing minutes at Chelsea Football Club, and he has dropped to the bench against Brentford Football Club again, Kai Havertz (German International) missed a lot of chances in the game, and Romelu Lukaku would have scored some if he had started ahead of Timo Werner.
Starting Marcos Alonso ahead of Reece James
The Spanish International, Marcos Alonso was also not at his best against Brentford Football Club, and he was supposed to have started from the bench.
Reece James has been impressive in Chelsea training during the International break after pulling out of the England national team due to a minor knock that he suffered. He would have tried his utmost best to help the team get a home victory. Reece James has formed part of a solid defensive partnership alongside the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Cezar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen.
Starting Mateo Kovacic from the bench
The Croatian sensation, Mateo Kovacic was dropped to the bench by coach Thomas Tuchel, and he was unable to help the team secure a victory after he was introduced on the pitch as a second-half substitute. He was supposed to have started the match alongside N'golo Kante in Chelsea’s midfield. The pair have been marvellous throughout the season when played together, their engine in the midfield of Chelsea drives the team forward and instils positive energy to fellow teammates.
Thomas Tuchel blaming his defence for the loss
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has slammed his 'sloppy' side after the defeat. It was Brentford's first win over their West London rivals since 1939 as they moved further away from the relegation zone.
Tuchel specifically blamed his defenders saying they stopped defending. He stated that the defence allowed too many shots from the visitors and they lacked energy. They looked mentally tired which is normal after being around the world. Thomas Tuchel has assured the trustees a strong bouncing back from the shock defeat as they will switch focus to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals to face Spanish giants Real Madrid whom they knocked out in the last season's UEFA Champions League semi-finals before going on to win the title.
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