Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted his side need to improve their approach to Sunday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham if they want to avoid a fight just to stay in the top four. The Blues title challenge has evaporated in the last two months after a win in seven league games. In Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Brighton, Tushel’s men were down to parity which left them 12 points behind fugitive leaders Manchester City in playing more games than champions.
“I could see, I could feel from myself and from the team that there were some emotions, maybe frustration, maybe frustration,” said Tuchel of his side performance at Midweek.
“We have to make sure we are in a different attitude and a different mindset and in top shape, because we have a big match coming up on Sunday.”
Tottenham made a miraculous comeback from 2-1 after 94 minutes to win 3-2 in Leicester on Wednesday, with the Spurs advancing eight points behind third-placed Chelsea to Stamford Bridge, but four games in hand.
West Ham, Arsenal and Manchester United also have games against European champions in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
A total of 22 Premier League games have been postponed in recent weeks, with squads exhausted due to coronavirus and injuries.
“It’s fantastic to see fixtures and teams competing for the same area of the table and four games less,” Tuchel said.
“It simply came to our notice then. So we have to make sure it stays that way. “