Thomas Tuchel claims Chelsea were lucky to beat Brentford

Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea were very lucky against Brentford.

The Blues took the lead at half-time when Ben Chilwell scored the first and only goal of the game.

Tuchel was happy with his players’ display in the first 70 minutes and confesses they were lucky to have not conceded in the next 20 minutes of the game.

Tuchel said: “Very strong for 70 minutes, very lucky for 20 minutes.”

“In the end the last 20 minutes were suddenly a cup game. They had nothing to lose and they found momentum. It felt like we had one player less.

“We were not clear enough in the challenges. They found the belief and we focused too much on defending.

“I was very content with the first 65-70 minutes where maybe we should have scored more.

“It helps if we have Toni [Rudiger] or Thiago [Silva] to help calm the game down and with that first touch to counter the pressure. We trust the guys who are young, if you don’t play you cannot get experience.

“It is better to be there [top of the table] but there are way too many teams who are close so it is not the main point in October.”

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