“Yes, of course (it is frustrating) to give away another lead,” Thomas Tuchel told BT Sport after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Everton.
“If we see the effort we bring in a match like this, the effort we need to score one goal and the effort the opponent needs to score an equalizer – it is hard to swallow.
“We missed big chances to get the result in the first half and second half we did not find the rhythm consistently and tried to bring on some energy from the bench, but it was hard. We had the lead and give it away with one free kick.”
“Football is almost never like one reason why things go this way, but one big reason is for sure the chances we missed today. We could have been two or three up and were playing with fire.
“It is obvious we missed a lot of players, big personalities, regular starters, but we will not use it as an excuse.”
Chelsea have now won only two of the last six games across all competitions, failing to keep a clean sheet once in that period.
As Man City and Liverpool won their games, Chelsea are now four points behind the league leaders.