Chelsea has only won one of their previous four league games, and the squad has been losing points as a result of defensive mistakes.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has criticized his club’s recurring defensive blunders and questioned if fielding the lineup he did at Goodison Park was the correct move.
“It’s sad because we haven’t had enough points for what we want in the previous four matches, and it’s troubling,” Tuchel said.
“In the previous four games, we’ve only kept one clean sheet, and it’s far too easy to score against us.” We can’t seem to quit making individual errors. We have a hard time putting up consistent high performances. Today’s performance was adequate, but adequate is insufficient.
“We surrendered in the opening minute of the second half, and things are becoming tougher,” says the coach. It was completely unnecessary for us to give this goal away the manner we did. If we keep giving goals away, we’ll wind up with the outcomes we’ve seen recently.
“We weren’t at the top of our game.” We had faith in the group. Perhaps we could have made more of a difference. That’s something I’m going to think about.”