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Thomas Tuchel makes dressing room admission after Chelsea secured top four spot

Thomas Tuchel insisted there have been no dressing room celebrations after admitting Chelsea acquired “lucky” after sneaking into the top four.

Tuchel has additionally been left sweating on Edouard Mendy’s health forward of the Champions League ultimate after the keeper went off at half time after damaging ribs colliding into the aim publish.

Chelsea boss Tuchel stated he knew earlier than the top of the sport their bitter rivals Tottenham had finished them a large favour by successful at Leicester.

But Tuchel stated: “We are fortunate Tottenham did the job for us at this time. We got here to win and put any doubts to the facet and that was not doable for us.

“But we had been within the position the place it was doable to finish in top four with a defeat, that was due to the group’s laborious work and constantly good outcomes.



Thomas Tuchel admitted Chelsea’s gamers didn’t have fun within the dressing room

“But there are not any celebrations within the dressing room. It’s quiet. We didn’t win, we’re fortunate once more and are blissful Tottenham did the job for us.

“We had a lack of composure and determination and decision making. We have a lot of players upfront and improving to do with the young players in the last third of the game.

“It was clear we are through. The game in Leicester was over a bit earlier. I knew three or four minutes before our game was over. That was the main target.

“This was the story this season. We created a lot of chances, half chances, many deliveries, but we are young team. We try to evolve and make them better and learn from every game and overcome this lack of precision.”

But Tuchel is concerned about Mendy as he will have a scan on Monday having had to go off at half time to be replaced by back-up keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Tuchel added: “He fell on the frame of the net. He has big pain in his ribs. We need to wait. Do some images and have an update tomorrow [Monday]. We have a week to prepare and will see if it is possible and if it is possible do all we can to see he is involved on Saturday.”

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