- Thomas Tuchel lamented individual mistakes are costing Chelsea vital points in the Premier League
- Jorginho and Edouard Mendy have been widely cited for blame following the West Ham loss, with the latter conceding a penalty
- The Blues suffered a shock 3-2 defeat against the Hammers during the London derby to lose their spot on the summit of the log
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has singled out the duo of Jorginho and Edouard Mendy for blame following his side's shock defeat to West Ham during the London derby on Saturday, December 4.
The Blues, who headed into the clash as league leaders were stunned 3-2 at the London Stadium, with David Moyes' men staging a comeback twice to silence their visitors.
Thiago Silva scored his side's opener earlier in the first half before Manuel Lanzini levelled from the penalty spot.
Mason Mount went on to restore Chelsea's lead before the break, only for the home side to stage a fightback in the second half through Jarrod Bowen and Arthur Masuaku to seal a huge win.
Jorginho was largely at fault for the penalty decision at halftime as he played a loose ball back to Mendy who, with so much pressure ended up bringing down Bowen in the area.
Speaking in his post-match interview, Tuchel appeared to shift the blame on Mendy and Jorginho for the disappointing result, admitting his wards have been making costly individual mistakes in recent fixtures.
"Everybody is involved, the pass [from Jorginho] is not the best decision to pass this ball back, the orientation is not the best, we can save it," Tuchel observed.
"Decision making is also not the best from Edu in this moment, and then suddenly you concede," he added.
The result, meanwhile, saw the Blues lose their spot on the summit of the log as they dropped to third.
The west Londoners are now behind second-placed Liverpool and Man City who now lead the table following their 3-1 thrilling win over Watford.
West Ham stun Chelsea
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported West Ham came from behind twice to stun Chelsea 3-2 in a pulsating West London derby in the early kick-off.
The Hammers’ winner came from an unlikely source as Arthur Masuaku’s cross late in the game somehow found its way past Edouard Mendy, who generally had a miserable afternoon at the London Stadium.
Chelsea went into the game at the back of a 2-1 win over Watford, in a game which Tuchel acknowledged was pretty much a steal.