Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel won’t take fan’s frustrations ‘personally’ as he looks to lift Blues

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel won’t take fans’ booing personally after disappointing performances… and says Blues are in ‘exactly the place where you don’t want to be’

  • Thomas Tuchel has said he will not take Chelsea fan’s recent booing personally 
  • German boss claims he needs both ‘players and supporters at the top level’   
  • Tuchel’s side have fallen four points behind league leaders Manchester City
  • Multiple first team players tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Wolves trip

Thomas Tuchel has vowed not to take Chelsea fans’ frustrations personally as the boss bids to lift the Blues out of their mini slump.

Chelsea have slipped four points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table after recording just three wins across their last seven top-flight outings.

The Blues were booed off by some fans in Thursday’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Everton, with Tuchel comfortable with receiving some flak.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel refuses to take fans’ frustration personally following poor form

The former PSG coach remains adamant the results will swing back in the right direction, given his side’s continued positive performances.

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 ‘I refuse to take it personally, these things happen and I can just tell everyone that we need the support,’ he said.

‘We need the players at the top level and we need the supporters at the top level. Especially when things get a bit tough and a bit tight.

‘OK… booing happens but I don’t think it was for the performance. The people were disappointed.

‘They came to support us and in the end they were disappointed and we were as well.

‘Who do we blame now? Mason Mount for not scoring in the first half or Reece James for not scoring? I will never, ever do this.’ 

Mason Mount scored Chelsea's only goal during their disappointing draw against Everton

Mason Mount scored Chelsea’s only goal during their disappointing draw against Everton

Tuchel admitted Chelsea’s recent results put the Blues in a tricky position – playing reasonably well but not grinding out the points.

‘We’re disappointed, very disappointed because we’re in exactly the place where you don’t want to be,’ said Tuchel.

‘A good performance and no result is the worst place. A bad performance and a good result is the best place because you say focus on the performance and we still win and you have the atmosphere. 

‘This is exactly the place where you don’t want to be. If you have bad performances and don’t have the results you just focus on the performance and you speak it out loud.

Tuchel claims that his side are 'in exactly the place you don't want to be' after fans jeered them

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Tuchel claims that his side are ‘in exactly the place you don’t want to be’ after fans jeered them

The Blues have won just twice since they thumped Juventus 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on November 23, and now have to battle with a glut of Covid cases ahead of their trip to the Molineux on Sunday.  

Kai Havertz tested negative on Friday and was able to train having been a coronavirus concern, while Ben Chilwell is isolating but was already out with knee trouble.

Mateo Kovacic has finished his isolation and could be pressed into immediate service at Wolves, having only just shaken off a hamstring strain and having not played since October.

N’Golo Kante could be forced into an early start too on his route back from a knee issue, with Jorginho continuing to contend with back problems and Ruben Loftus-Cheek having picked up a knock.


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