Chelsea manager Tuchel blames 1 player for embarrassing loss to West Brom and it is not Silva

Chelsea manager Tuchel blames 1 player for embarrassing loss to West Brom and it is not Silva

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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- Thomas Tuchel believes that the two errors committed by Chelsea led to their defeat to West Brom

- The German gaffer was humbled with his first defeat in 14 games since taking over as manager of the Blues

- The Baggies' hopes of survival received a massive boost following the 5-2 victory at Stamford Bridge

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Thomas Tuchel has indirectly pointed to Jorginho for the two major errors that led to the yellow cards received by Thiago Silva during their loss to West Brom, Mirror.

The Brazilian center-back was cautioned twice in the first half and was sent off in the 29th minute which changed the complexion of the game.

Matheus Pereira scored a brace before the end of the half to cancel out Christian Pulisic earlier strike.

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Callum Robinson and Mbaye Diagne added a goal each in teh second half to lead the Blues by an incredible 4-1 scoreline before Mason Mount pulled one back.

Just before the final whistle, Robinson completed the rout as the Baggies recorded a famous victory at Stamford Bridge and kept their survival hopes alive.

After the game Tuchel focused on the errors that led to Silva's sending off which was caused by Jorginho.

"I didn’t see the red card, I saw the two big mistakes in our own half before the yellow cards.
"That is not typical for us, we were rusty.
"We made easy mistakes and were punished. It was totally our fault.
"We did big mistakes before the two yellow cards. There were too many easy ball losses."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Chelsea suffered their first defeat under Thomas Tuchel as a determined West Brom sprung a surprise by hitting them by 5-2 at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues had to play a large chunk of the game with 10-men after Thiago Silva was sent off for preventing a goal-scoring opportunity.

In a game where Sam Allardyce’s men were given virtually no chance, The Baggies’ were surprisingly clinical as a brace each from Callum Robinson and Matheus Pereira helped them to a famous win.

Chelsea drew first blood in the 27th minute courtesy of Christian Pulisic, who bobbled in the rebound after Marcos Alonso’s free-kick from 25 yards was initially dealt by Sam Johnstone.

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