Thomas Tuchel has expressed his concern ahead of the new season, describing Chelsea’s latest pre-season performance as ‘worrying’.
The Blues have endured a frustrating summer so far after making just two signings in the shape of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.
While both impressive signings, the Premier League side are looking a little bit thin after losing the likes of Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Romelu Lukaku this summer.
With just two weeks until the new campaign gets underway, Tuchel will be hoping to piece his team together, however a 4-0 defeat against Arsenal in the Florida Cup final has really left the head coach feeling concerned ahead of the big kick-off.
Speaking after the game, he said: “I think we deserved to lose – which is fair enough – because we were simply not good enough.
“We were absolutely not competitive. The worrying part is the level of commitment, physically and mentally, for this match was not the same, it was far higher for Arsenal than us.
“We can argue they played with I think their strongest line-up; they’ve had now together several weeks and for more than one year. They’ve strengthened their line-up, played the same structure, and this is the line-up they’ll try to start Premier League games.
“It was not our strongest line-up and this is part of an explanation, but only a little part. The other part is worrying.”
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Tuchel added: “At the moment, given the last two weeks, given our last week and given the game today we should not mention the two teams in front of us.
“We got, like, absolutely beaten by a team that does not play Champions League next season, that is behind us. And it seems at the moment far ahead of us.”
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