Tuchel: Chelsea weren’t clinical enough

Chelsea head coach said Chelsea were once again guilty of a lack of precision in their finishing after seeing them held to a 0-0 draw by Leeds United.

The Blues had much the better of the first half and edged the chances throughout in a lively match at Elland Road.

But they missed several good chances, notably Kai Havertz who failed to score with an excellent opportunity when 12 yards out on the right-hand side just after break.

“We could have won,” Tuchel said. “We created enough chances, had enough shots and had enough touches in the box but we did not, so we have to live with the draw.

“It was a very difficult pitch but we accept all difficulties. We were not clinical enough There was enough precision.

“Sometimes it is like this. I don’t want to be too harsh.

“As long as we have chances and touches in the box and don’t concede too many chances the results will be there. We need to accept this.”

A frenzied match on a bobbly pitch was played in a range of conditions, from swirling wind and driving rain to still and sunny.

Tuchel added. “It is super hard to play the pitch. It was very slippery and bouncy.

“But it gives us confidence not to concede. We are disappointed in the dressing room and this is a good sign.”