Tuchel is unsure of the rules, but explains how Chelsea adapted with 10 men – EzAnime.net

Thomas Tuchel admitted that he is no longer sure what the rules are regarding the red card shown to Reece James in Chelsea’s draw with Liverpool, before explaining his tactical approach with 10 men.

Chelsea took the lead against Liverpool with a looping header from Kai Havertz, but things fell apart when James was sent off after a VAR control as the ball hit his arm at the goal line. Mohamed Salah scored the subsequent penalty, but Chelsea held firm in the second half to hold on to a point.

Despite Liverpool having many more chances after the break, Chelsea thwarted them and kept their unbeaten record from their first three games.

However, it could have followed a different flow if it had remained 11v11. And Tuchel had mixed feelings about the incident in which James was sent off.

He told the Match of the Day: “The red card, I’m not even sure if it’s the rules or not. You have to accept the decision. Maybe I would have changed my mind with moving images.

“In the end, maybe it would have stayed the same. I don’t like early red cards in general because they spoil the game.

“In the end it was a tough, tough fight. We showed great resilience and we deserved the point.

After the red card, Tuchel made a double change at half-time. A midfield change was imposed, but tactically Chelsea opted to retire attacking midfielder Havertz for central Thiago Silva.

Explaining why they maintained a similar system with one less man, Tuchel said: “We decided to stay in a group of five. We wanted to stay active and make it difficult to create opportunities.

“The first 10 minutes seemed endless to me. The last five minutes I was actually praying for us to get what we deserved. It was tough and tough, but a very strong second half on defense ”.

Azpilicueta happy with Chelsea’s performance

It was a very busy second half, particularly for Chelsea’s bottom line, but each individual performed admirably.

Someone who adapted to different roles throughout the 90 minutes was Captain César Azpilicueta. It started in the last three and ended on the right side when Silva entered.

Azpilicueta was satisfied with the way his teammates maintained control.

He told Sky Sports: “I think we had the best two chances, even if they had the most possession.

“I think we really control the game. We had a chance to score the second goal even though we weren’t at our best in terms of passing. His whole team is pushing very well ”.

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