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Thomas Tuchel reveals the two Chelsea mistakes leading to Conor Gallagher’s red card vs Leicester

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Thomas Tuchel reveals the two Chelsea mistakes leading to Conor Gallagher’s red card vs Leicester

Conor Gallgher must accept responsibility for being sent off in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Leicester City, but Thomas Tuchel was unhappy with the Blues’ set-piece play that led to the incident.

Gallagher brought down Jamie Vardy as the Foxes forward attempted to attack Edouard Mendy’s goal from the halfway line, earning him an early second yellow card.

The German coach, on the other hand, was dissatisfied with how his team was left exposed after a clear chance to score. 

Gallagher stretched to keep up with Vardy after a quick transition.

With only 28 minutes on the clock, the midfielder appeared distraught, walking off the field with his head in his hands.

Tuchel said: “Today is he is responsible for what he did. Of course, he knows it was a huge mistake. We spoke briefly after the game and things like this can happen.

“It’s not purely his fault alone because it’s a set-piece for us and it’s sloppy how we take set-pieces at the moment.

“We lack belief and precision. We can speak it out clearly. It’s not good enough how we take set-pieces at the moment and on top of it, we give chances away.

“We are sloppy on the coverage, bad with the decision making how we cover the set-pieces. We have to stop doing this and improve immediately. We are on it with the team and I don’t know why it happened again.

“At the end of this chain is a decision that brings such a huge disadvantage. It’s a very, very bad decision from Conor and, of course, he is upset. Everybody was upset in this moment because it almost kills the whole football match.”

Thomas Tuchel reveals the two Chelsea mistakes leading to Conor Gallagher’s red card vs Leicester

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