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Tuchel Names 3 Chelsea Players That Played So Badly In The First Half Vs Burnley

Speaking to Chelsea TV after the Burnley win, Thomas Tuchel admitted that he was not happy with how the attacking line of Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, and Mason Mount performed in the first half.

“They had to step up, all three attackers had to step up, it was not enough,’ the boss said.

“We did not ask enough questions to the defense and we struggled a little bit to be intelligent in the spaces: when to be in the spaces when to attack with a run when to stay in the half-space.

“This was better in the second half. It was a calm half-time, it was just a reminder to do things better and with a bit more patience in the opponent’s box.”

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At a press conference a few minutes afterward, Tuchel expanded on the topic: “That was clearly upfront. We need to ask questions and make life more difficult for the back four.

“The goal then opened the game up for us and gave us more belief and more confidence and then our attacks were more fluid, more decisive.

“We had a bit of a switch in tactics to give NG [N’Golo Kante] a bit more space and with two strikers on the pitch, the team did very well and we kept on believing and had a fantastic second half with a brilliant result.”

After the break, Mount moved to midfield, with Havertz and Pulisic performing as a front two.

The move worked a treat as Chelsea scored four goals before the 70th minute, with Havertz bagging a brace and Pulisic adding another goal.

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