Joe Cole was involved by Chelsea’s defeat to Southampton (Photos: Getty)
Raheem Sterling’s third objective for the Blues put Tuchel’s aspect forward at St Mary’s, however targets from Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong noticed Southampton come from behind and lead 2-1 at half-time.
Chelsea hardly ever threatened after the break as Southampton secured their second win of the season and inflicted a second defeat on the Blues.
Whereas the house win noticed Southampton climb to seventh within the Premier League – one place above Chelsea – Tuchel’s aspect stay 5 factors behind early leaders Arsenal, having performed one recreation extra.
Cole was stunned by Chelsea’s underwhelming show on the south coast and says his former membership now face a ‘must-win’ recreation in opposition to London rivals West Ham this weekend.
The previous England midfielder informed BT Sport: ‘Chelsea simply ran out of steam, they didn’t have any solutions. After the primary 20 minutes they regarded a bit off it, there have been loads of unforced errors.
‘Tuchel has bought a number of questions he’s going to need to reply on that journey again to London. It was as poor a efficiency as I’ve seen from Chelsea underneath him.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect surrendered a result in lose at St Mary’s (Image: Getty)
‘I can’t keep in mind them having an opportunity within the second half. It’s a really disappointing evening for Chelsea.
‘They face West Ham this weekend and it’s a must-win recreation now as a result of you’ll be able to’t lose three of your first six video games and take into consideration stepping into the Champions League.
‘It’s a tricky interval for the membership. Tuchel has issues, he’s undoubtedly bought issues.’
Chelsea have now did not win extra league video games than they’ve received this season and Tuchel says it’s changing into ‘too straightforward to beat’ his staff.
A dejected Tuchel mentioned: ‘It isn’t sufficient to win away matches, it isn’t sufficient to play 20-25 minutes on the extent we would like. It’s too straightforward to place us off steadiness, to beat us, to confuse us. It’s too straightforward.
‘It occurred in opposition to Leeds. We have to perceive why and discover options. We lose focus, we lose our plan and lose consistency, it’s too straightforward to beat us.
‘Plenty of key gamers are injured, it’s one thing I don’t actually perceive. You may at all times lose soccer matches and I’m humble sufficient to confess this however in a match the place you might be within the lead there isn’t any want to provide away half probabilities.
‘To haven’t any solutions within the second half was disappointing. We have to have solutions, we have to step up and play a stage increased if wanted. We struggled to do that.’
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