Chelsea loses to Juventus in a Champion league game it dominated
Chelsea suffered a back-to-back losses after a frustrating night in the Champions League.
The England based club went to Turin for Wednesday’s Group H tie on matchday two hoping to bounce back from their first defeat of the season against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
However, despite dominating the resurgent Serie A giants for long spells, Chelsea could not breach an improved Juventus defence as it lost by 1-0.
The holders were crucially caught sleeping at the start of the second period, with Federico Chiesa thumping home the only goal of the game past Edouard Mendy to seal a memorable win for the Italian giants.
It was Chelsea’s first group stage loss for two years and only the second time under Thomas Tuchel that they have suffered back-to-back defeats.
Tuchel told BT Sport: “We struggled to create our own rhythm and intensity because they were so deep and passive. We were lacking runs.
“We were so good in training yesterday and not good enough, not free enough today. I don’t know why.
“I felt we were a bit slow and tired, mentally slow, decision-making. That’s why it’s a strange one to analyse.”
He added: “I think we started not sharp enough. The first 12 to 15 minutes we could have harmed them much more. There was so much space for dangerous balls into the box and ask more questions.
“At this level you cannot concede an easy goal like this in the first seconds of the second half. When you know what’s coming and you have defensive organisation like we have, normally it’s always possible to defend it. We got punished for it.”
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