Close sidebar

Thomas Tuchel brands Chelsea’s title hopes as ‘stupid’ after Brighton stalemate

Thomas Tuchel Chelsea

It was a frustrating night for Chelsea.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has dubbed his side’s title chances as ‘stupid’, following their frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Brighton on Wednesday night.

Romelu Lukaku gave the Blues a first-half lead before they were pegged back at the death by a stunning Danny Welbeck header.

And following the Stamford Bridge stalemate, Tuchel all but ended the Blues’ title hopes in a remarkable post-match press conference, in which the German was left seething.

Thomas Tuchel calls Chelsea’s title hopes ‘stupid’.

“How should we be in it? We have seven Covid cases. We have five or six players out for six or more weeks. How should we compete in a title race?,” the ex-PSG boss said.

“Everyone else who has a full squad, everybody in training has the full power to come through this league.

“We would be stupid to think we can do it out of Covid and injuries and just play, and everybody would be stupid to do it without 23 fit players.”

VAR issues.

The German also bemoaned the lack of a penalty being awarded to Chelsea during the game, alongside a controversial foul not going the way of Mason Mount.

From the resulting challenge on Mount, Brighton would score their equaliser, with Tuchel left wondering what the point of VAR is.

“We have a 100 per cent penalty against Christian Pulisic, a 50-50 challenge from Mason Mount right before their equaliser,” said Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel health

“Why does he even need to whistle before the ball is over the line? We have VAR to check. Is he so sure or does he want to keep the tension up? And the penalty, it’s a joke, honestly it’s a joke not to intervene from VAR.”

Next up for Chelsea, however, is a challenging home tie against Liverpool, as they look to confound their managers expectations and breathe new life into their title hopes.

Sign Up For The LOI Arena Newsletter

Read More About: , ,