Chelsea failed to break the deadlock against Chelsea
Despite enjoying a magnitude of the ball and creating manifold goalscoring chances against Leeds United, Chelsea failed to score in their bygone 0-0 draw.
While a draw against a tricky Leeds United side away from home wasn’t the most appalling of results for Chelsea, the side is bound to have been dejected by its ability to score. Leeds United have notoriously shipped in goals at will at the back, a plight Chelsea failed to make the most of.
In what was a first from Chelsea’s coach, Thomas Tuchel, the German ended up blaming the pitch for his side’s struggles. Talking about the draw, Tuchel opened by alluding the deadlock to the toughness and texture of the Leeds United pitch.
Tuchel Levels Blame On Pitch
Tuchel speaking after his side’s draw: “The pitch was super hard to play on. We had a couple of chances to go ahead and in the end, of course they trouble you and put pressure on. There were enough chances but I don’t want to be too harsh. It happens sometimes that it’s hard to score and you miss big chances.”
Tuchel who is yet to settle down upon his preferred playing 11 at the club also spoke about his decision to rotate players so hectically.
“Sometimes you have many, sometimes not. We didn’t have many after United then we wanted to reward the guys and have some fresh legs against Everton. With the last lineup away at Liverpool it was only two.
“We have a strong squad, the players need to play, show and feel that you trust them. There will come moments were we don’t make too many changes.”
Tuchel was meanwhile also open to accepting the fact that Chelsea had themselves to blame for the draw. The German talked about his side’s ineffectiveness infront of the goal on the day.
“If you can split this game into different segments maybe then yes but in my opinion it is not possible, it is always a team effort. Our strikers never stopped working, our frontline always has intensity and counter-pressing. Do they always arrive in the freshest moment? No.
“I believe we have enough quality to create more and to be more clinical. It is my responsibility to create more and to have even more big chances,” Tuchel said.