Tuchel demands more from Chelsea players ahead of Porto clash

Tuchel demands more from Chelsea players ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel wants his side to be more clinical in front of goal ahead of their Champions League clash against FC Porto. 

The Blues suffered their first defeat under the German in a 5-2 thrashing by lowly West Bromwich Albion on Saturday despite leading midway through the first half. 

Speaking ahead of the match away to Porto, Tuchel felt his side were not sharp enough in front of goal and wants his side to rectify. 

"We were not sharp enough and we didn’t catch the momentum to be sharper, to be closer, and to be more aggressive,’ explained our head coach,"

"We didn’t get tight enough to play as a block and make it harder to break through us. We could do that and then wait for our chances on the counter-attack but we didn’t do this well,"

"Individually, our defending was not at the level we have become used to from the guys and we need to improve in that sense. It was one of those games where there was a lot of drama in the sense that if things could go wrong, they did go wrong. We got a red card, conceded two goals just before half-time, and then we got an injury at half-time to Christian. In the second half, pretty much every shot they had was a goal,"

"We had a few chances for ourselves but pretty quickly we had the feeling that this was not going to be the day where we could turn the score around,"

Chelsea are considered favorites but the Portuguese side are a formidable opponent, having knocked out Cristiano Ronaldo-led Juventus in the round-of-16.