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Friday, May 20, 2022

“We were the better team and deserved to win” – Thomas Tuchel insists he is ‘fine’ with Chelsea performance during 1-1 draw against Leicester

  Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believes his side deserved to beat Leicester City following a 'fine' 1-1 draw with the Foxes on M...

 

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believes his side deserved to beat Leicester City following a 'fine' 1-1 draw with the Foxes on May 19. The Blues were the dominant side throughout the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, spurning a number of chances throughout.

They conceded an early opener from James Maddison who struck a fantastic effort past Edouard Mendy in the sixth minute of the first half. Tuchel's men dominated from there on out and found an equalizer in the 34th minute with Marcos Alonso volleying home from close range.

Chelsea really should have wrapped up all three points, especially when Christian Pulisic was presented with a golden opportunity in the second half with the goal gaping. The American could not capitalize and wasted a glorious chance.

Tuchel has commented on the 1-1 draw where he claims his side really should have come out of the game the victors. He told reporters (via Football London):

"We were the better team and deserved to win. We didn't allow any chances, got punished by a shot from outside the box. We created enough to win, didn't allow transition and chances for Leicester. So I am fine with the performance."

I t's a bit of a broken record: we did not take what we deserve."


Chelsea have now all but confirmed a third-place finish in the Premier League. They host Watford on the final day of the season. Tottenham Hotspur will have to beat Norwich City while making up a huge 14-goal deficit to usurp the Blues. This is as good as impossible and hence, Chelsea can be assured of finishing third.

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