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Chelsea very lucky against Brentford - Thomas Tuchel

Sat 16 October 2021 | 20:10

This evening, Chelsea went against Brentford and with Ben Chilwell's single goal, won all the spoils of the game and reached the top of the table. Blues coach Thomas Tuchel admitted that his team was very lucky to win today.

"Very strong for 70 minutes, very lucky for 20 minutes.

"In the end the last 20 minutes were suddenly a cup game. They had nothing to lose and they found momentum. It felt like we had one player less.

"We were not clear enough in the challenges. They found the belief and we focused too much on defending.

"I was very content with the first 65-70 minutes where maybe we should have scored more.

"It helps if we have Toni [Rudiger] or Thiago [Silva] to help calm the game down and with that first touch to counter the pressure. We trust the guys who are young, if you don’t play you cannot get experience.

"It is better to be there [top of the table] but there are way too many teams who are close so it is not the main point in October."

Tuchel also praised his goalkeeper

Edouard Mendy

.

"We escaped with the three points thanks to Edouard (Mendy). In the end; they took risks and the atmosphere gave them a lot of courage.

"He was concentrated in the first half; they trouble you with long throws and set pieces. They created big chances and he was the key to the clean sheet."

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