Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel puzzled by 'strange' display from the Blues in Juventus defeat

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We struggled to find our rhythm, and to keep the faith - Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel stated that he didn't understand why Chelsea lost the 1-0 Champions League match against Juventus.

Federico Chiesa scored Juve’s goal just 10 seconds into the second period.

After Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester City in the Premier League, the Blues have lost two of their last five games. There has been only one goal on target.

"I felt that we were a bit slow, tired, and mentally slow in our decision-making. It's a difficult one to analyse, boss Tuchel explained to BT Sport.

Since Tuchel's appointment in January, this was the second consecutive loss by European champions Chelsea.

"We were so good in training yesterday, but not good enough, and not free enough today. He said that he didn't know the reason, but it was the entire team.

After the restart, they were caught out as Chiesa scored Chiesa's first Champions League second-half goal since 2003-04.

Tuchel stated, "At this level, you cannot concede an easily goal like this in just seconds of the second halves."

"It's possible to defend it when you know what's coming, and you have a defensive organization like we do. We were punished.

"We could have been sharper. "We should have asked more questions."

After a rocky start to Max Allegri’s second stint, Juve now have three consecutive wins in all competitions.

Allegri stated that sailors always find a way out of storms. It was a great game against the European champions.

Technically, we could have done better but we were beaten a lot and missed some counter-attacks. Two games, six goals, zero conceded goals, another step toward qualification, a great step forward.