Former Chelsea midfielder reacts to Tuchel’s excuse after 3-0 defeat to Leeds United

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was far from pleased with Chelsea’s performance in the humiliating 3-0 defeat to Leeds United.

Chelsea struggled for most parts of the game, but Thomas Tuchel failed to criticise his team, but rather blamed the club’s logistics plans, as a plane to carry his coaches weren’t available.

Former Chelsea defender Craig Burley has told Tuchel to take the loss and forget about the excuses he made after the game.

“Chelsea had to expect Leeds at home, pressing high, pressing quick, lots of energy, getting around them,” Burley said on talkSPORT.

“They had to expect that was going to happen.

“You can’t legislate for the mistake that the goalkeeper made but that being said that wasn’t the only part of the game that was faltering for Chelsea.

“And he can have all the excuses he wants, Thomas Tuchel, about the plane didn’t come yesterday to take my players up.

“That’s not ideal preparation, I understand that, but why the hell he brought it up because it’s got nothing to do with the players’ performance, it’s got nothing to do with Edouard Mendy making a mistake and this was all about Leeds, a team who a lot of us thought could be a tight one again for relegation and it might be but this is a huge shot in the arm.”