Having started this Season on a high note by defeating Crystal Palace, Arsenal, securing a draw against Liverpool which was followed by another round of victory against Zenit St Petersburg, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspurs, Thomas Tuchel seems to have started losing his grasp on the situation at Chelsea. The worse thing about that is that he doesn't even know what's going wrong.
Chelsea were able to see off a relentless Zenit St Petersburg in their first UEFA Champions League game. The Blues dominated the game against the Russian club but they lacked the creativity in the final third as Kai Havertz and Mason Mount placed beside Romelo Lukaku in Chelsea attack in the match couldn't produce anything magical.
The Blues scored a goal in the second half from their first shot on target during the game thanks to Romelu Lukaku's header. However, one thing became clear during the encounter. Chelsea still lacked creativity, a problem they had been facing since the days of Frank Lampard.
Chelsea's first defeat of this season came against Manchester City. The Blues played without rhythm and lost possession many times which allowed Man City to exploit them at Stamford Bridge.
Perhaps the clash against Juventus in Italy on Wednesday came very soon but, it was perfect way for the Blues to respond to the defeat they suffered against Man City last weekend.
Chelsea were also at an advantage because Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala weren't available for Juventus. Chelsea pressed Juventus during the first and second half but Federico Chiesa's power volley was the only thing that made a difference in the encounter.
Speaking at the end of the encounter, Football London reported that Thomas Tuchel claimed that he didn't know what went wrong. He said: "Disappointed, we all were. It was a tough game that we expected and it is never easy to score against teams like Juventus. You have to be patient, play with zero mistake. You have to be clever, high rhythm and decision making. I felt us yesterday totally sharp and ready, today it was not like this. I don't know why."
It is Thomas Tuchel's last statement that strikes a nerve. He actually claimed that he didn't know why things went wrong. Well, if he's claiming that he doesn't know to fix the cluelessness of his club regarding their toothless attack, that's probably more acceptable.
What happened to Chelsea against Juventus was apparent, the Blues had no idea how to get the ball across to Romelu Lukaku. Throughout the 90 minutes of play, Chelsea secured just one shot on target.
Thomas Tuchel will have another chance to respond when the Blues host Southampton in their next League game. Unlike Ronald Koeman at Barcelona, there's no pressure or early concern about Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea yet, but the results of the encounter with the Saints may be the major determinant of that.
Thomas Tuchel could be likely facing the same thing that happened to Frank Lampard last season. Frank Lampard also started the season very well until everything went South. Of course, Thomas Tuchel is a tactical genius, the German Gaffer will sooner or later fix Chelsea's creativity problem. It's just that Chelsea are known not be very patient with their Managers.
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