Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believes that his team played like they were 2-o down rather than 2-0 up in the closing stages of their match against Wolves. Conor Coady scored with literally the last kick of the game to earn a point against the Blues. New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was present at the stadium after signing an agreement for the purchase of the club from Roman Abramovich.
“Of course [it feels like a defeat]. We started both halves very well and controlled the match with a very offensive approach to this game today with a 5-3-2 formation,” Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said. “We knew about the risk to avoid counter-attacks and we needed to show discipline. We did for most parts of the first half but in some situations, we took too much risk and lost discipline in the formation. That cost us some dangerous moments at the end of the first half when we were lucky not to concede.”
“I reminded the team to execute the match plan with more precision and we did this to go 2-0 up but then we took more risks. We invited the counter-attacks and big chances. When you do this, you lose confidence and you invite the opponents to smell that something is possible when it is absolutely unnecessary,” he added. “It is not about dropping too low but about the ball structure and losing it in key positions. The opponents had nothing to lose and we had huge chances to score the third goal. The passes were missing and the dribbling was wrong. At some points, we played like we were 2-0 down and not 2-0 up. We tried to respond to it by changing the structure. I don’t know if that was the right decision for me but it was a lack of discipline and execution of the match plan.”