We need to find a solution-Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea's three consecutive defeats at Stamford Bridge
We need to find a solution-Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea's three consecutive defeats at Stamford Bridge

We need to find a solution-Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea’s three consecutive defeats at Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel is left unimpressed as Chelsea has suffered three consecutive defeats at home.

The German has slammed those defeats and has called them unacceptable.

The Blues had conceded 11 goals in the process, the last time Chelsea suffered a similar fate was 29 years ago.

Arsenal robbed more salt to Chelsea’s injury yesterday as the Gunners beat Chelsea by 4 goals to 2.

Emile Smith and Eddie Nketiah Rowe scored in the first half, and Chelsea lost despite equalizing twice through Timo Werner and Cesar Azpilicueta.

After the intermission, Nketiah scored again, and Bukayo Saka converted a late penalty after being pulled down by Azpilicueta.

What did Tuchel say?

Thomas Tuchel was far from impressed with the side’s hattrick lost in a row at their turf.

“It was very difficult. Nowhere near the quality of the last three matches and if you don’t have this quality you can lose against anybody,” he said.

“We are not satisfied. We now have three home defeats with an incredible amount of mistakes. 

We need to find a solution. I don’t have one right now. Some individual errors you cannot overcome.

“I hate losing and losing three times at home is unacceptable. I have no interest in praising or criticizing individual players today after a team performance like this.”

Arsenal did well at Stamford Bridge, but three of their four goals came as a result of Chelsea’s poor defending.

Andreas Christensen under-hit a back-pass for the first, and a succession of blunders in the area allowed Nketiah to pounce again for the second. When Azpilicueta pulled down Saka for his penalty, it became a hat-trick of errors.

“It’s a level and amount of mistakes in consecutive games here at home that’s impossible on this kind of level,” said Tuchel.

“You don’t see it but we are doing them at the moment and you cannot win football games like this.

“Look at the penalty. It’s an unbelievable goal, from our ball possession after we had three-ball losses in 10 seconds and then we do a foul when there’s not even the slightest danger.

“We robbed ourselves of the chance to have six minutes, maybe for the equalizer. There is nothing more to analyze.

“We proved ourselves in the last three matches and thought we learned our lessons from Brentford and Real Madrid but not.”

Thomas Tuchel has also blamed the poor pitch at Stamford Bridge for their defeat to Arsenal and cited Andreas Christensen’s error as an example.

To say that the pitch is difficult to play here may sound like an excuse but it is a very, very difficult pitch that we have here,’ Tuchel told reporters.

‘It is not to our favor. The ball bounces very, very awkwardly in front of Andreas [Christensen] when he wants to play this ball.

‘But still, we had the same mistake against Real Madrid that cost us the Champions League next round, this one cost us the next match, I cannot remember when we got a goal like this.’

Chelsea is still third on the League table and their Champions League dream is in their hands