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Thomas Tuchel provides brutal one word answer to Chelsea’s Champions League hopes after Real Madrid defeat


Thomas Tuchel provides brutal one word answer to Chelsea’s Champions League hopes after Real Madrid defeat

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has written off any chance of Chelsea progressing to the Semi-finals of the Champions League in their bid to defend the European trophy following a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.

In a game of few chances, Karim Benzema continued to prove the difference for Los Blancos, scoring a hat-trick including two brilliant headers in quick succession in the first half. It could have been a very different scoreline had Chelsea shown a similar ruthlessness in front of goal, with the Blues hitting the bar and Romelu Lukaku heading wide twice when it looked harder to miss than to score.

At the midway point of the clash, however, Chelsea know that they will need a memorable night at the Santiago Bernabeu to progress, and Tuchel believes it may be beyond his squad.

Asked after the tie whether the clash was still alive, the Blues boss simply replied with ‘no’, a damning indictment of just how serious the damage inflicted by Benzema in front of a stunned Stamford Bridge crowd could prove to be.

What next for Chelsea?

With two defeats on the bounce, and 7 goals conceded across the 180 minutes, Chelsea need to snap out of whatever slumber they have slipped into after the international break.

While the Premier League is a two horse race that they are not a part of, the FA Cup remains on the table for a side who were beaten in last season’s final by Leicester City, in Thomas Tuchel’s first final with the club.

They will be itching to put that right, but face a rejuvenated Crystal Palace side who dismantled Arsenal 3-0 on Monday night, and could do the same to Tuchel and co. if they are not at the required level.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 30 52 73
2 Liverpool FC 30 57 72
3 Chelsea FC 29 35 59
4 Tottenham Hotspur 30 15 54
5 Arsenal FC 29 10 54
6 West Ham United 31 11 51
7 Manchester United 30 8 51
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 6 49
9 Crystal Palace 30 4 37
10 Leicester City 28 -4 37
11 Aston Villa 30 0 36
12 Southampton FC 30 -9 36
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -10 34
14 Brentford FC 31 -11 33
15 Newcastle United 30 -21 31
16 Leeds United 31 -33 30
17 Everton FC 28 -19 25
18 Watford FC 30 -28 22
19 Burnley FC 28 -18 21
20 Norwich City 30 -45 18
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 14
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 12
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 10
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 9
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 9
Raphinha Leeds United 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8





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