Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel blames himself following their 1-0 defeat to a struggling Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

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The German pointed out that he made a mistake with his line-up against the Gunners who already beat Chelsea 3-1  in the earlier league fixture on Boxing day.

This was Thomas Tuchel’s second defeat since taking over Chelsea having made 5 changes from the lineup that beat Real Madrid in the Champions League to face Manchester City, he kept only four players from that game to face Arsenal and admitted it was a wrong call on his part.


He told Sky Sports: “We had three days, we are on a good run, we had a good mood. The choices were not so good today from my side for the line-up so that’s on me. We were unlucky, of course. But we did everything today to lose.

“I’m not happy with my line-up. It’s easy to say afterwards. But it was too many changes, I should not have done it like this. It’s something in particular- but I will not tell you.

“I felt it a little bit coming yesterday in training. I’m a bit unlucky that it’s proven today on the pitch. I regret.. but it’s like this. ‘We could have [done this], we could have [done that]’, and that’s what it’s all about.

“I did not feel us in the same way involved, sharp with intensity and energy like the last game and these are the per cents who are missing today.”

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