Thomas Tuchel admitted that he was too emotional to pick a maiden loss dice as Chelsea manager after the former Paris Saint-Germain boss saw his side fall 5-2 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

It will be a tough day

The German suffered the first defeat of his reign at Stamford Bridge in an insane seven-goal encounter that saw the Blues cut to 10 in the first half against relegated Baggies. Thiago Silva was sent back from injury while the second half of Mason Mount’s hit was not enough to galvanize the hosts against Sam Allardyce’s determined diners, and Tuchel admitted that he would take time to process the result before resolving his concerns.

It will be a tough day for everyone, the 47-year-old said in his post-match press conference and that they were the first to start this match and had completely different plans, so they have to accept it now. He said it was their first loss together. It’s important to find a way to deal with it together, and everyone knows how he feels as part of it. There were a few quick words to calm everyone down and postpone negotiations until tomorrow, because now it is too emotional, there is too much disappointment. It’s not productive.

 

Tuchel admitted that the fault lies with him

In an England uniform, pair Mason and Ben Chilwell, fresh off duty with three lions, both had benches in front of the kick, while veteran Silva was quickly tracked back to starting XI in what proved to be a disastrous day for the Brazilian. Mount was duly called to replace Pulisic at intervals and gave the hosts a glimpse of hope to salvage the outcome. Tuchel admitted that he was to blame for his final selection, although he stuck to his decision. He added that they never knew what it would be like if they had chosen differently; this is his responsibility, very disappointed.