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Glenn Hoddle concerned for Thomas Tuchel with Chelsea manager at his ‘lowest’ after draw against Everton

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  • Chelsea
    Chelsea
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  • Everton
    Everton
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  • Thomas Tuchel
    German association football manager and former player
  • Glenn Hoddle
    Glenn Hoddle
    English footballer and manager (born 1957)
  • Jarrad Branthwaite
    English association football player (born 2002)

Thomas Tuchel was at his “lowest” after watching Chelsea squander another lead at home to Everton, according to Glenn Hoddle.

The Blues legend voiced his concern for the manager after Tuchel delivered a downbeat post-match interview, having seen his side concede a late leveller to Jarrad Branthwaite after Mason Mount finally made their domination tell with a 70th-minute opener.

“Those games have been very difficult for them in recent weeks and Wolves [on Sunday] will be difficult,” Hoddle told BT Sports.

“That’s the lowest I’ve seen Tuchel post-game, he is seething inside.

“He’s had to go out and say what he’s had to say, but you can tell he hadn’t picked himself up for that interview and they’ve got to pick themselves up very quickly. He knows that there is a concern there.”

Chelsea are now four points adrift of first-placed Manchester City and Tuchel refused to blame the late Covid-19 absences of Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner for the result.

“Yes, of course [it is frustrating] to give away another lead,” he told reporters. “If we see the effort we bring in a match like this, the effort we need to score one goal and the effort the opponent needs to score an equaliser - it is hard to swallow.

“We missed big chances to get the result in the first-half, [in the] second-half we did not find the rhythm consistently and tried to bring on some energy from the bench but it was hard. We had the lead and give it away with one free-kick.

“Football is almost never like one reason why things go this way, but one big reason is for sure the chances we missed today. We could have been two or three up and were playing with fire.

“It is obvious we missed a lot of players, big personalities, regular starters, but we will not use it as an excuse.”

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