Thomas Tuchel laments travelling to Leeds by bus and says ‘everything than could go wrong, did go wrong’, but claims Chelsea were ‘the better team’

    Thomas Tuchel has lamented Chelsea’s coaching staff having to travel by bus ahead of their defeat at Leeds.

    The Blues were beaten 3-0 at Elland Road with Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo Moreno and Jack Harrison getting the goals.

    It was a great day for Jesse Marsch’s men

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    It was a great day for Jesse Marsch’s men

    Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season

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    Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season

    Edouard Mendy committed a horrendous error before Leeds’ opener, as he was dispossessed by Aaronsen a matter of yards from his goal.

    Kalidou Koulibaly was then sent off late in the match to compound a poor day at the office for Chelsea.

    However, Tuchel revealed that the problems started before kick-off, with transport issues meaning the coaching staff weren’t able to travel on the plane with the players, instead having to take a bus from London to Yorkshire.

    Tuchel added that he felt his team were the better side, however, they were beaten by giving goals away.

    “Everything that can go wrong, did go wrong,” Tuchel told the BBC. “It started yesterday [Saturday]. We had no plane to arrive so we came on the bus.

    “The players could fly but for the coaching staff it was a long ride on the bus. It continued today.

    Tuchel revealed his side suffered some transport problems on their way to Leeds

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    Tuchel revealed his side suffered some transport problems on their way to Leeds

    “We lost the game in the first 20 minutes, where we were clearly better and had huge chances. A lot of touches in the box but we miss the target and do not take what we deserve.

    “We then stopped doing what we were doing good and it was even for 15 minutes and in those we gave two presents.

    “We were clearly the better team. They do what they do. I don’t see that a set-piece and own goal [Mendy’s mistake] are due to the style. They are mistakes.

    “If we give goals away like this that are totally unnecessary and when we are totally in charge we cannot win football matches.

    “We tried second-half and I am disappointed we lost that half as well. They made the maximum of their half-chances and we did not.”

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