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Premier League: Thomas Tuchel concedes Chelsea lost confidence

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Premier League: Thomas Tuchel concedes Chelsea lost confidence

Thomas Tuchel admitted that his side lacked confidence as their unbeaten start to the season came to an end with a 1-0 defeat in the Premier League to Man City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had been in top form prior to the game with consecutive 3-0 wins in all competitions. Man City dominated the hosts with most of the possession in the Chelsea half during the first period. The pressure finally paid off in the second half when Gabriel Jesus scored in the 53rd minute. Although Chelsea began to attack after the goal, neither side could add to the scoreline.

“We were excellent in the last 20 meters of the pitch but not the other 80 meters,” Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said after they slumped to their first loss of the Premier League season. “City were stronger, sharper, with more position. I had the feeling we lacked the belief to escape the situation. With every mistake, we did we lost more confidence. We defended very well until the goal, although we were too deep. There was no connection [with Romelu Lukaku] and this was a team problem, not an individual problem.”

“We could not escape the pressure. It was a question of decision making and we were so unprecise. We lacked the confidence to switch sides. We were not on our highest level and you cannot expect a result.” he added. “After the goal there was a good reaction and a bit more risk. That’s the mentality you need from the start: that you take risks and accept risks. But they made us underperform.”

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