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Thomas Tuchel takes a leaf out of Jurgen Klopp’s book as he bemoans Stamford Bridge pitch following defeat to Arsenal

Thomas Tuchel takes a leaf out of Jurgen Klopp’s book as he bemoans Stamford Bridge pitch following defeat to Arsenal

There were shades of Jurgen Klopp to Thomas Tuchel’s post-match reaction with the Chelsea boss bemoaning the state of the Stamford Bridge pitch following their defeat to Arsenal.

It was a bad night at the office for the Blues, who suffered a 4-2 defeat at home to the Champions League chasing Gunners.

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Chelsea’s defending was a comedy of errors

Tuchel admitted too many individual mistakes were made by his players, with Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah profiting from woeful Chelsea defending for both of his goals.

Meanwhile, the away side’s fourth came through Bukayo Saka’s penalty after he was wrestled to the ground in the box by Cesar Azpilicueta.

The German said after the match: “It was a wild game in the first half with an okay result…

“The amount of mistakes is simply too much and the amount of goals we give away from dramatic mistakes that leads straight to big chances are far too much in the last games.”

However, Tuchel also had a problem with the playing conditions, offering a defence to Andreas Christensen, whose sloppy backpass led to Arsenal’s opener, which was scored by Nketiah.

Tuchel added: “The pitch is difficult to play here. It maybe sounds like an excuse but it is a very, very difficult pitch we have here.


Tuchel took a leaf out of Klopp’s book

Tuchel took a leaf out of Klopp’s book

“It’s not to our favour. The ball bounces very awkwardly in front of Andreas when he wants to play this ball.

“But still, we had the same mistake against Real Madrid that cost us our place in the next round of the Champions League.”

The complaints will resemble gripes Liverpool boss Klopp has previously had, having complained about the state of a pitch, amongst other things, after bad results for his team.

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Source: Culled From Talksport.

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