Tuchel: ‘Drained’ Chelsea ‘lost management’ against the Blades

Thomas Tuchel admitted that Chelsea have been “fortunate” to maintain a clear sheet against Sheffield United within the second half.

Chelsea took the lead within the twenty fourth minute. The move was began by a Mason Mount corner that finally discovered Ben Chilwell. The defender fired a low cross into the realm and Oliver Norwood put the ball into the net.

The hosts did not create a lot of a chance and have been put under stress within the second half. Sheffield United gave an actual try however have been unable to pretend an equalizer.


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Paul Heckingbottam’s side have been penalized for this at stoppage time as Chelsea netted their second. Hakim Ziyech intercepted Phil Jagielka earlier than he moved on to the realm. Chilwell discovered the forwards within the space who handed Aaron Ramsdale.

The Blues are actually unbeaten in 14 video games in all competitions under Tuchel. They may face both Man City, Southampton, Man United or Leicester within the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Tuchel said BBC Sport that Chelsea had made “many small defects” against the Blades:

“It sounds great to say we have been by to the semi-finals – it was a troublesome struggle. We had a superb first half the place we managed the whole lot.

“We lost management within the second half, we have been clearly drained. After 14 video games in a row, we are able to really feel drained and we made quite a lot of small faults.

“We have been fortunate to maintain the sheet clear within the second half however I believe that is the primary time within the 14 video games we have now regarded drained. It is vital to get by within the cup and that was the target and we reached it.

“We allow them to come back as a result of we had full management within the first half and the second half with a big alternative with Christian Pulisic to finish the sport early. We made too many straightforward errors and lost duels and lost some momentum.

“I may inform by coaching that we have been drained and there was a scarcity of focus. That may occur generally it will get more durable to maintain the level up – I am happy we may assist off the bench and within the end we win so we take that. “

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