Thomas Tuchel has admitted the race to finish in the top four has become more tense with every game we don’t win.

We remain in control of our destiny with just three league games remaining, but having picked up a solitary victory in our past five outings the Blues have given both north London clubs hope of overtaking us in the table.

‘It’s nervier than it needed to be, of course,’ acknowledged Tuchel.

‘We have made things more and more difficult for ourselves, and it’s quite a lot to overcome to be ready for Leeds.

‘It’s not the first time we have conceded such a late goal, especially in home matches, but we have to deal with it. We have to digest it. We have to overcome it, even if that feels very difficult at the moment.’

Prior to the game against Wolves, Tuchel had asked for more physical exertion from his players following the tepid defeat at Everton. He says he saw that yesterday but there were other elements of our game that proved costly in chucking away two points.

‘We gave everything, but the decisions we took, when to take risks, how to read a game, how to be disciplined, we are struggling in that, and I don’t know why,’ admitted the boss.

‘We are struggling to execute the match plan from the first to the last minute, and on top of it we are getting punished.’