Thomas Tuchel was furious after Chelsea’s draw with Brighton (Picture: Amazon Prime)
The Champions League holders drew for the third time in four games on Wednesday night, with Danny Welbeck’s injury-time header cancelling out Romelu Lukaku’s first-half opener.
With Manchester City beating Brentford 1-0 at the same time as Chelsea slipped up, Tuchel’s side are now eight points adrift of the rampant Premier League leaders.
Tuchel has slammed the Premier League schedule in recent weeks, with Chelsea playing ten games in the space of 31 days despite the spread of Covid-19 in their squad.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Brighton, Tuchel said: ‘A draw about right? Absolutely not. We had the better chances and a clear penalty. Very disappointing and very frustrating.
‘We are struggling but we have again two injured players. If the ref does not want to give a penalty when it is a clear 100% penalty. Everything against us.
‘100% it is a penalty, you ask the ref not me. Our players are Injured. I told you what would happen weeks ago. Same thoughts, I told you.