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Tuchel speaks after first loss as Chelsea boss

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has reacted to his side’s 5-2 loss to West Brom at Stamford Bridge.

The defeat is the first the Blues have experienced since he was made manager late in January.

Chelsea took the lead via Christian Pulisic in the 27th minute, but a red card for Thiago Silva in the 29th minute was followed by four goals from West Brom. Mason Mount scored in 71st minute to make it 4-2, but the Blues were buried by a late Callum Robinson goal.

Speaking to BT Sport (via BBC) after the game, Tuchel said: “There was nothing so much until the red card came. After that we were unable to cope with the situation. I don’t know why.

“We gave away two very easy goals. What could go wrong went wrong after the red card. We have to accept the big loss. We did big mistakes before the two yellow cards. There were too many easy ball losses. It was impossible for us to accept the situation.

“Every shot was a goal from them. Clearly it was not our day today. We will get the right response. First of all it’s important we digest it. I did not see it coming, now we have to take our responsibilities – me included – and shake it off.”

Up next for Chelsea is a UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash against FC Porto on Wednesday.

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