Tuchel hinted at opponents ‘stealing points’

BrotherCoach Thomas Tuchel felt that Chelsea was unlucky after being held to a draw by the team in the group holding the red light Burnley in the 11th round of the Premier League.

Coach Tuchel directs Chelsea players at the Burnley match.  Photo: DM

Coach Tuchel directs Chelsea players at the Burnley match. Photo: DM

“Burnley is too lucky, but that’s football,” Tuchel said after the 1-1 draw on the evening of November 6 at Stamford Bridge. “Before that, we also got lucky against Brentford. That’s why people love this sport.”

At home, Chelsea completely dominated: 70% possession, 25 shots – compared to Burnley’s 5. However, their strikers continuously missed opportunities, only scoring one goal thanks to Kai Havertz in the 33rd minute. On the other side of the front line, Burnley only had an accurate combination of two players on the field as a substitute. Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra to score the equalizer.

“Sometimes there are days like today where it feels like someone stole the score,” added Tuchel. “We were lucky at Brentford, and this time it was Burnley’s turn to be lucky to get the results they wanted. Things like that happen sometimes.”

To limit Chelsea, Burnley chose to play fiercely, even ready to commit fouls as usual. The whole match they received four yellow cards, compared to one from the home side. Therefore, in the first half, when midfielder Ross Barkley was in pain and lying on the field, coach Tuchel turned to Burnley’s training area to shout at his colleague Sean Dyche.

When asked about this after the match, the German coach evaded: “I have learned one thing to never comment on other referees and coaches”.

And coach Dyche said: “I hardly remember anything. Tuchel was just trying to push his team. The coaches always try to do their best work. Me and Tuchel don’t have a fight. But The most intense battle is between the players, on the pitch. Tuchel wants a good result, I understand that, and so do I.”

Kim Hoa (follow Sky Sports)

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