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Tuchel baffled by 'irregular' Chelsea exhibiting in Juve loss

Thomas Tuchel was left baffled by Chelsea's performance in their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Juventus.Federico Chiesa's 46th-minute goal consigned Chelsea to a second defeat in a matter of days, following their 1-0 loss to Manchester City at the weekend. When asked what the reason was for Chelsea's below-par performance, Tuchel conceded he did not…

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Thomas Tuchel was left baffled by Chelsea's performance of their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Juventus.

Federico Chiesa's 46th-minute goal consigned Chelsea to a 2nd defeat in a topic of days, following their 1-0 loss to Manchester City at the weekend.

When asked what the motive was for Chelsea's beneath-par performance, Tuchel conceded he did now not "know why" they had performed so poorly in Turin.

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"I think we started now not provocative enough. We struggled to form our own rhythm and intensity because they had been so deep and passive. We had been missing runs. We had been so staunch in coaching the day outdated to this and now not staunch enough, now not free enough this present day. I manufacture now not know why," Chelsea's head coach said.

"I felt we had been a diminutive sluggish and tired, mentally sluggish, resolution-making. That's why or now not it is a irregular one to analyse. We had a smash day and two very staunch coaching sessions the day outdated to this. We had been completely provocative, looked very new and in actuality hungry, and willing for a jump encourage.

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"It be very annoying to place on a high rhythm towards a crew who defends so deep. If we defended deep towards City it was annoying for them to form probabilities. It was the same for us right here. However the variation was we gave two mammoth probabilities and gave the concept encourage into the stadium."

Chelsea managed to register staunch a single shot not off target at the Allianz Stadium, despite dominating the ball with over 70 per cent possession.

They met a in total now not easy Juventus rearguard after Chiesa's opener, and Tuchel conceded his aspect realized it annoying to crumple their opponents - staunch as they came upon closing weekend within the Premier League.

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"Manchester City scored from a procedure-fragment with a deflected shot towards us. Every now and then you wish this. If a crew defends deep, or now not it is onerous to salvage your own rhythm," Tuchel added.

"We had been missing runners. When we started to manufacture assorted things, we made errors and that designate us a diminutive of perception. A taking pictures mission. If we manufacture now not shoot, they'll now not be not off target. While you play towards a deep block fancy this present day, or now not it is onerous to pick out shots.

"We realized the areas, it wasn't straight forward. We had loads of shots, but I think there are some probabilities slack within the sport where it have not got been so onerous to salvage the goal."

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