‘We would win if we played 99 times!’: Thomas Tuchel claims Chelsea dominated West Brom while quoting their EXPECTED GOALS and take-on stats … even though they were beaten 5-2!
- Chelsea saw an unbeaten run of 14 games come to a halt in a defeat to West Brom
- But blues boss Thomas Tuchel claims his side was the victim of a fluke
- Tuchel claims that all the statistics at Stamford Bridge were stacked in his party’s favor
- Blues hopes to respond to Porto in Europe on Wednesday evening
Thomas Tuchel has claimed that Chelsea was the victim of a fluke from West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, despite a 5-2 hammer from his side.
The shocking loss of The Blues at Stamford Bridge saw their 14-game unbeaten start under their new manager come to an extraordinary stop in the Premier League clash.
Despite taking the lead through Christian Pulisic, Chelsea saw center-back Thiago Silva be sent off for a second bookable foul in the 29th minute, before scoring twice against two Matheus Pereira goals in first-half injury time.
Thomas Tuchel claims his side were very unlucky not to beat West Brom on Saturday
Tuchel could only watch as his side was torn apart 5-2 in the choppy loss to Stamford Bridge
Callum Robinson and Mbaye Diagne chased the game while a man was left behind after the break, punishing the Blues to make it 4-1 before Robinson struck again in stoppage time after a consolation from Mason Mount.
However, Tuchel believes the match was a lot closer as he dominated all other stats and that Sam Allardyce’s relegation fighters were lucky enough to get away with three points.
“We can be very tough and very critical when we’re not satisfied with a performance, we can point out things we like and don’t like, even when we win,” he said.
Callum Robinson rounds out the score for the Baggies with a nimble chip on Edouard Mendy
The defeat was Chelsea’s first under Tuchel after an unbeaten run of 14 games to start his tenure
‘We won in many areas, passing, possession, the statistics, even in expected goals. If we play the same game again I would bet a lot of money that we win 99 times out of 100.
“We ignored some of the principles of our defense and were punished. We certainly talked about it, it was about our posture and being sloppy in the build-up. It costs us yellow and red cards.
The defeat proved costly for Tuchel’s side as they dropped to fifth in the table on Tuesday-evening after West Ham took advantage of the shock loss by advancing to the Champions League after a 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Tuchel will demand a response from his outfit on Wednesday when they return to action in Porto for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Chelsea posted a higher expected total of goals than West Brom, despite losing 5-2
The match statistics of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge loss as provided by SofaScore.com
Tuchel hopes that his team will win again in the Champions League on Wednesday
Ahead of the match, Tuchel has confirmed that he will not penalize Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga following their failures on the training ground following Baggies’ defeat.
Both players were involved in an argument on the training ground that Tuchel has now described as ‘very serious’ and had to be pulled apart by shocked teammates.
It was just an incident during practice that heated up for Toni and Kepa. We calmed the situation, these things are normally uncommon but can happen, they are all competitors in all actions and they got heated up. ‘