EPL: Why opponents are making life difficult, punishing Chelsea – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has revealed the major reason his side is being punished by opponents.

He said that the fact that the Blues are becoming wasteful in front of goal in recent games has made life difficult for them.

Chelsea slipped further backwards in their pursuit of the 2021 Premier League title on Thursday with a 1-1 draw with Everton.

Mason Mount scored his fourth goal in as many league games in the 70th minute but Everton responded almost immediately through Jarrad Branthwaite.

The result means Chelsea now trail top-of-the-table Manchester City by four points after 17 games.

Asked what was missing in Chelsea’s display, the German replied: “We played a very good first half, we had enough chances to be minimum two goals ahead, we were not and it made our lives difficult.

“Then we finally scored and, like in the last four or five games, we cannot keep the lead, we lose the lead again and I don’t know why at the moment.

“It’s just a fact and if a fact repeats itself like five times, we need to accept it and we cannot look away from it.

“We get punished for not a lot, but we get punished in consecutive games.”


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