The nightmare end result at Stamford Bridge leaves Chelsea’s hopes of retaining their European crown in tatters. The Blues lifted the Champions League trophy final Could months after Tuchel changed Frank Lampard on the helm in a shock triumph.
However a repeat now seems unlikely after the Londoners have been thrashed for the second time in every week. A second half collapse on the weekend noticed Chelsea shocked by their neighbours, Brentford, in a 4-1 rubbing in SW6. And with Tottenham now trying rejuvenated below former Blues coach Antonio Conte, Chelsea’s iron-clad grip on third place now not appears fairly so safe.
Steve McManaman mentioned after the sport that Tuchel needed to reign in his anger forward of Saturday’s journey to Southampton, or it may have a detrimental affect on the rest of their season. He instructed BT Sport: “I totally count on him to be sincere. However he needs to be cautious as effectively, as a result of he doesn’t need a second like that to curtail the tip of the season.
“There’s nonetheless loads to battle for, but when they do lose to Southampton, they’ve bought Tottenham respiratory down their necks now and so they’ve bought to watch out it doesn’t fall away. Get again on, work onerous and keep on with a win on the weekend if attainable and transfer ahead.”