Chelsea v Brighton player ratings: Antonio Rudiger 7, Kai Havertz 6; Lewis Dunk 7, Robert Sanchez 7

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel concerned after more points dropped by Blues

Thomas Tuchel admitted to being "worried" about Chelsea's Premier League top-four bid after dropping points at home to Brighton and West Brom.

Chelsea ground out a goalless draw with 10-man Brighton at Stamford Bridge on a night overshadowed by the apparent collapse of the European Super League.

Brighton ended the night without Ben White but also wasted the game's best chances, leaving Blues boss Tuchel admitting his side rode their luck.

With the Brighton draw adding to the 5-2 home defeat by West Brom, Tuchel also conceded Chelsea must now fight for a top-four finish the hard way.

"I fear I will never be pleased with a point at Stamford Bridge," said Tuchel. "It was clearly our target to win the home match, even if we knew it's a tough one.

"Maybe we lacked one day in between matches to be a bit more relaxed, to be a bit fresher. But we have to admit also there were huge distractions on our game.

"Given all the circumstances, we are clearly not happy but have to accept we did not deserve more today, which was maybe for the first time. We will see if it's in our hands for the top four."

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Published: April 21, 2021 07:51 AM


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