Chelsea performed out an exhilarating 1-1 draw in opposition to Brighton and Hove Albion within the Premier League on Wednesday. Romelu Lukaku scored the opener for the Blues within the twenty sixth minute with a header from a Mason Mount cross. Danny Welbeck then equalized for Brighton in 90+1′, heading in from a Marc Cucurella cross.
Dropping factors at dwelling might be disappointing for Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel. However what might be much more irritating for him is that his aspect picked up two extra accidents so as to add to the lengthy listing.
Reece James and Andreas Christensen needed to be subbed off within the first half after selecting up respective accidents. After the match, Tuchel spoke about their accidents and their influence on the sport. He stated:
“Reece James now we have a hamstring harm and a again harm for Andreas Christensen. That’s just about it.”
“We knew earlier than that this was going to be a troublesome match in opposition to a powerful aspect. They arrive properly ready, it’s at all times like this. I’ve not seen one crew play a pleasant match in opposition to them (Brighton).”
Tuchel went on to speak concerning the plethora of accidents Chelsea have needed to face in latest occasions. The likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Romelu Lukaku have simply began coming again. In the meantime, Thiago Silva, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and others are nonetheless out.
The Chelsea boss stated:
“It was clear we’d wrestle, now we have merely approach too many gamers with who we don’t know what we are able to demand. We’ve lengthy accidents, they arrive from Covid, I merely don’t know what they’re able to doing.”
“We began very, very properly till the harm for Reece James, which was an enormous blow. Andreas was till then one of many prime gamers on the pitch.”
Tuchel additionally supplied an replace on Timo Werner. He stated:
“Not good. Not good. Not in coaching.”
When requested if it was due to Covid, he added:
“Sure in fact.”
Chelsea face powerful January fixtures amidst accidents
Chelsea have had an abysmal December within the Premier League. They went from prime of the desk to second and are actually eight factors behind leaders Manchester Metropolis.
They’ve gained simply three of their seven matches within the Premier League in December. Sadly, the fixture listing is nearly to get harder for the Blues.
They begin subsequent month by dealing with Liverpool on January 2nd within the Premier League. Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspur thrice in January, as soon as within the league and twice within the two legs of the EFL Cup semi-finals.
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Additionally they face a visit to Manchester Metropolis in the course of all of this. Evidently, January might be a extremely testing month for Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea.