Sun 21 August 2022 | 16:32

Tuchel blames “individual mistakes” for the 3-0 Leeds United defeat

An error from Chelsea's Senegalese goalkeeper came fatal as it gave Leeds United a stunning 3-0 victory over the Blues at Elland Road. The Blues boss claims Chelsea were the better team despite the result, suggesting their defeat came down to individual errors rather than a failed game-plan.

Amid a high-energy start from


that saw

Raheem Sterling

almost score the opener before the assistant referee flagged his goal offside,

Edouard Mendy'

s decision to dally with a backpass came fatal as Aaronson darted in to rob the Senegal international and roll the ball into the net.

Thomas Tuchel

believes his side was the better team as their defeat came down to individual errors. The German coach told his


interview with

BBC Sport


"We lost the game in the first 20 minutes where we were clearly better and had huge chances.

"[We had] a lot of touches in the box but we missed the target and did not take what we deserved.

"We were clearly the better team. They do what they do. I don't see that set-piece and goal [from 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 [in the] second-half and I am disappointed we lost that half as well. They made the maximum of their half-chances and we did not."


After Aaronson’s opener,


scored his fourth goal of the season while Jack Harrison added another to seal

Leeds United

a 3-0 triumph, which was their first victory over their London rivals for almost two decades.

The Whites’ American hero,

Brendan Aaronson

told his post-match interview: "

I've dreamed about this for a long time. It's a dream come true and it shows how much progress we have made.

"It shows who wanted it more. The crowd got us pumped up and everyone was driven."

The English 25-year-old winger,

Jack Harrison


"We conducted a really good tactical plan from Jesse and we knew how important it was to come out strong and that set the tone from there.

"Credit to the tactics and production from the team as well. We set the tone today and have to aim for this performance every week. I know it's difficult but if we have something to aim for that's the motivation for us."


will next host 

Leicester City

 in the Premier League on Saturday while Leeds United will host 


on Wednesday for an EFL Cup clash



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source: BBC

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