Thomas Tuchel felt Chelsea took ‘too many risks’ which allowed Wolves to come from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
A brace from Romelu Lukaku had the Blues in control before the visitors hit back through Trincao and a 97th minute equaliser from Conor Coady to claim a share of the spoils.
Our head coach was left frustrated with the way his side allowed victory to slip from our grasp and admitted that the result did feel more like a loss when commenting post-match.
‘Of course,’ Tuchel assessed when asked whether this result felt like a defeat.
‘I thought we started both halves well with an offensive 5-3-2. We knew about the risks and we needed to be disciplined. We showed discipline over most moments of the first half but in some situations we touch too much risk
‘That cost us some dangerous moments at the end of the first half and we were unlucky not to score. We reminded the players at half time to stick to the plan.
‘I was very happy with the way we started the second half, we created chances and enough situations to be in front but we were 2-0 up and then we took too much risk.
‘We invited the counter-attacks and big chances. Once you do this you lose confidence and invite the opponent to smell that something is possible when it is unnecessary.
The boss also explained why Marcos Alonso was replaced by Saul at half-time and why Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James switched positions…
‘Marcos was not injured, it was just a decision we made,’ Tuchel explained.
‘Azpi had a yellow card and he was very active in the first half but he was too offensive. He took too many risks there and sometimes we only had Ruben as the spare player in the two v twos and that’s why we changed. Azpi had a yellow card and we wanted the runs from him in the second half.’
Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s prospective new owner, was in the crowd today and Tuchel was asked whether that had an impact on the pitch…
‘No, I don't think ownership is a reason for lack of focus,’ he added.
‘We showed when the situation began that we can still focus. I would not consider this as advantage for Leeds as it does not change much for us because the sanctions are not lifted.
‘It's not worth thinking about, we have our own stuff to solve and make better.
‘I heard the news this morning and I was in my match routine so there was no reaction from me. I have not spoken to anybody yet but as I said, I was in my morning routine.
‘I do not check my phone or scroll the news when in my routine and that was the same as always because I have a lot to do. I do what I do, which is to try to do the best preparation for the match.’