Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has urge Fans to support the team when things get tough. The Blues were drawn 1-1 at Stamford Bridge by a powerless Everton side.
Despite creating several openings, Chelsea roared in front of goal and tied it back to Everton after taking a lead through Mason Mount.
There were boos after the full time whistle as Chelsea lost points for the third time in five matches.
However, Tuchel refused to criticize the form of his attackers and pleaded with fans to support the team rather than booing them:
“This match in all the stats, the expected goals, a clear win. The feeling would be completely different if we won 3-0. We will pay tribute to the players [for] How did they handle the situation? Who do we blame now? Mason Mount for not scoring in the first half? Reese James for not recording it? It is not possible. I will never do this again.”
“You get booed, it happens, but I don’t think it’s because of the performance. I think people come in, they wish the best for us, they support us and in the end they are disappointed and so are we. I totally refuse to take it personally.”
The German coach feels that support is now important for Chelsea to get back to winning ways.
“These things happen and I can just tell everyone: We need support. We need players at the highest level and we need supporters at the top and the top and the top especially when things get a little tough and a little tight. We need them even more.”
Chelsea need to find the scoring touch soon
Chelsea’s draw with Everton meant they lost more ground to leaders Manchester City. The Blues are now four points behind the leader in the standings with nearly half of the matches played.
Thomas Tuchel was not able to call up many stars of the first team. The trio of Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been disqualified.
Without some of their regular attacking players, the Blues looked pretty wasteful in front of goal. But the problems were there even before the Everton game.
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The likes of Lukaku and Werner, when they come back, must hit the ground running quickly to ensure Chelsea do not lose more ground to the two teams above them.