Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea football club on Wednesday lost to Juventus away in Italy and now the manager has admitted that he does not know what has just happened after losing two in a row.
The defending European champions on Saturday lost by a similar margin of one goal to zero to Guardiola’s Manchester City.
The Blues have now lost twice in five days – with only one shot on target in total – after that 1-0 home Premier League defeat to the defending premier league champions.
“I felt we were a bit slow and tired, mentally slow in our decision making. That’s why it’s a strange one to analyse,” boss Tuchel told BT Sport.
“We were so good yesterday in training, but not good enough, not free enough today. I don’t know why, it was the whole team,” he added.
It is now only the second time that the European champions Chelsea have lost consecutive games since Tuchel was appointed in January.
His Italian counterpart Maximiliano Allegri started the season unstable, but he now seems to have found his rhythm with his third win in a row.
Juve have now won three games in a row in all competitions, having dropped into the Serie A relegation zone following a shaky start to Max Allegri’s second spell in charge.
Allegri said: “Sailors always find the way out of a storm. Tonight was a good game against the European champions.
Chelsea currently sit third on the premier league log, just a point off leaders Liverpool but share their 13 points with second placed Manchester city.
This Saturday the blues welcome a tricky Southampton at Stamford Bridge, but their recent form is now raising eyebrows on whether they can, or will, win this season’s EPL title.
BY Shadrack Andenga Odinga