Thomas Tuchel names the two Chelsea errors leading to Conor Gallagher’s red card vs Leicester
Thomas Tuchel had admitted that Conor Gallgher must take responsibility for being sent of in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Leicester City, but was unhappy with the Blues’ set-piece play that led to the incident.
Gallagher brought down Jamie Vardy as the Foxes forward looked to attack Edouard Mendy’s goal from the halfway line, resulting in an early second yellow card for the Cobham product.
However, the German coach was unimpressed with how his team was left exposed when their chance at goal had been apparent just moments before.
A quick transition saw Gallagher stretching to keep up with Vardy The midfielder looked distraught, heading off the pitch with his head in his hands with just 28 minutes on the clock. Tuchel said:
“Today is he is responsible for what he did. Of course, he knows it was a huge mistake. We spoke briefly after the game and things like this can happen. It’s not purely his fault alone because it’s a set-piece for us and it’s sloppy how we take set-pieces at the moment.
“We lack belief and precision. We can speak it out clearly. It’s not good enough how we take set- pieces at the moment and on top of it, we give chances away. We are sloppy on the coverage, bad with the decision making how we cover the set-pieces. We have to stop doing this and improve immediately. We are on it with the team and I don’t know why it happened again.
“At the end of this chain is a decision that brings such a huge disadvantage. It’s a very, very bad decision from Conor and, of course, he is upset. Everybody was upset in this moment because it almost kills the whole football match.”