Chelsea press conference live – Thomas Tuchel on Arsenal defeat, Jorginho, Kepa, Kante absence

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Well, that wasn’t the ideal preparation for the FA Cup final. Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal this evening in the Premier League meaning the race to finish in the Premier League top-four is still open.

The Blues never got close to their best at Stamford Bridge. The Gunners sat back and frustrated Thomas Tuchel’s side and were ruthless when the hosts made a mistake.

That occurred in the opening period. An awful back pass from Jorginho forced Kepa Arrizabalga to paw the ball from away the goal line, but Arsenal sustained their attack and Emile Smith-Rowe converted what proved to be the winner from close range.

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Chelsea struggled to create clear opportunities, although they did have good penalty shouts turned down in the second period and a Christian Pulisic goal was, rightly, ruled out for offside.

Tuchel was visibly irritated with his side’s performance throughout the game and we will have his post-match thoughts below.

Source by Football London

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