Three defeats in a row at our former fortress of Stamford Bridge. Lengthy gone are these days by the best way, I can’t keep in mind the final time groups used to return to The Bridge figuring out a win can be close to not possible. Miserable.

However it isn’t simply the defeats, it’s the actual fact now we have conceded ELEVEN targets in these three defeats, and we’re in a stupidly inconsistent run of kind. In actual fact, we’ve been this manner all season should you actually deep it.

We had three good performances in a row and we play VERY properly. All of us assume that is it now we’re ticking and purring and can beat something in entrance of us. Then we flip in a primary half efficiency like Crystal Palace on the weekend, after which an much more surprising one towards certainly one of our closest native rivals in our personal stadium. Stunning.

Scrolling Twitter after the sport and the inevitable occurred – followers reacted with out perspective and with out steadiness. One aspect had been totally pinning blame simply on the gamers, the opposite aspect had been placing all of it on Thomas Tuchel. The truth is and is so typically the case, after a defeat like this there may be by no means only one or two causes, it’s a collective subject and the actual fact is we are able to pin blame on BOTH the gamers AND Tuchel final night time, in addition to the board. It actually frustrates me why folks can’t have a look at this stuff with steadiness?

Tuchel obtained the choice flawed there are not any two methods about it. I hear the arguments – Malang Sarr is the one left centre again out there to switch an injured Antonio Rudiger and I get that. Nonetheless, Andreas Christensen can and has performed left centre again earlier than and though he was atrocious final night time, I’d have him on the market forward of Sarr who let’s be trustworthy, doesn’t look far more than Championship high quality.

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Trevoh Chalobah has performed left centre again earlier than, Cesar Azpilicutea has performed left again earlier than, we may have even reverted to a again 4 simply to play our strongest out there line-up, however we didn’t. There have been choices, and Tuchel didn’t see them. Sarr can be my absolute final alternative for any place on the pitch and to be trustworthy.

However greater than all of that, this defeat is on the gamers. Particular person errors, heads dropping, weak mentalities, not standing up once we are down, crying off at half-time, not being as up for it as our opponents had been – there isn’t a excuse for all of that towards our London rivals in a sport the place it won’t have been the be all and finish all, nevertheless it was nonetheless an important sport for our prime 4 race.

However in addition to the gamers and a few questionable selections from Tuchel, it’s additionally on the board. Not backing Tuchel in the summertime and once more in January is completely on the board and I raised my considerations on that on the time and lots of tried to play that down, a penny for his or her ideas now? As a result of nothing may persuade me on the time that Tuchel had been sufficiently backed in January so there may be completely no likelihood in doing that now.

We had two of our key gamers injured in positions which are pinnacle to how Tuchel performs. So, we recall Kenedy, a participant who was by no means going to make it at Chelsea anyway, and we depend on Malang Sarr, who clearly isn’t ok.

The board failed Tuchel in January and anticipated him to nonetheless carry us success. He’s labored miracles with what he has obtained should you ask me, absolute miracles. To assume we are able to nonetheless win a trophy this season (though going through Liverpool now strikes concern in me) is unbelievable!

The very fact is, it’s all the time a couple of motive, greater than two causes actually, and final night time was all the way down to ways, as Tuchel even admitted after the sport himself, and all the way down to the gamers being weak-minded as soon as once more when the warmth is turned up on them.


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