Chelsea lost their first Premier League game of the season against Leeds United at Elland Road. The blues were defeated 3-0 by Leeds United.
Thomas Tuchel’s side had dominated Leeds United in the first 15 minutes and even saw Raheem Sterling’s first goal for Chelsea ruled out as offside. Chelsea still dominated and could have been one or two goals up.
The blues conceded two goals in the space of four minutes. Edouard Mendy was dispossessed by Brenden Aaronson to gift host the lead in the 33rd minute. Rodrigo headed past Mendy to make it 2-0 before the break
However, Thomas Tuchel believe the Chelsea players lost the plot and their concentration after the 20 minutes.
What did Thomas Tuchel say about Chelsea’s defeat to Leeds United?
The 48-year-old told reporters after the game, saying: “I think we lost it in the first 20 minutes.
“We created enough chances and half chances to be 1-0 or 2-0 up and then we lost the discipline, we lost the repetition in doing what we wanted to do and what we did okay in the first 20 minutes.
“For 20 minutes we did it and then we did too much of our own ideas, too much different stuff, which cost us the dominance, cost us the chance to create more chances, but still we did not invite pressure, we did not invite chances, we were not in chaos.
“This is not the story. We were not all over the place, we did not lose our discipline against the ball. With the ball, we were not disciplined enough, and we were not sharp enough after 20 minutes, but against the ball everything was fine. It was not like we could not cope with anything.
“It’s a set-piece and a huge mistake and until then it should only have been one team and that’s us. There was enough in the first 15 minutes to kill that game, to bring it in the minimum into the direction where it was last season when we scored the opening chance, did what we did, and had a comfortable win. It was possible.
“Instead of 2-0 to us it became an even match, we gave two goals away, two cheap and unnecessary goals. Then the game is almost done because you lift their spirit and their belief.
“In the second half we tried but it was the same story. We have deliveries, we have chances, we have shots but we cannot score and we concede by a half-chance”
Chelsea now has 4 points from three Premier League games. Chelsea’s next Premier League game is against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Foxes also lost their game over the weekends to Southampton after taking the lead through James Maddison.