Chelsea sacked coach, Thomas Tuchel after a period of unconvincing results that also saw the club lose its opening game of this season’s UEFA Champions League campaign.
Thomas Tuchel had immediately after the champions league defeat, criticised Chelsea’s “huge underperformance”, saying his side lacked “hunger and intensity” as they opened their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 loss at Dinamo Zagreb.
Mislav Orsic’s early goal stunned the 2021 Champions League winners at the Maksimir Stadium, with Tuchel admitting he “didn’t see” the result coming while also lamenting his side’s “lack of determination” as they slumped to their third consecutive away loss.
Chelsea have now conceded at least once in each of their last six games across all competitions, their joint-longest run without a clean sheet since the German took charge in January 2021.
“I’m angry on myself,” he said. “I’m angry on our performance. It’s not aggressive enough on the ball, it’s not enough individually or enough as a team.
“Not a lot [of players are playing at the top of their game]. It’s obvious that we’re underperforming. It’s a lack of determination. A lack of hunger and intensity. You cannot expect to win games. We are clearly nowhere near where we want to be.
Despite accepting that his team are currently underperforming, the board couldn’t wait to experience more of such results and has took the decision to sack him.