Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, has claimed that his side stole all three points at Watford with a 2:1 win, and were lucky to keep the top of the table.
Chelsea made a work at Vicarage stadium, which saw them pressured high up the pitch, and at 12 minutes, saw a Watford fan suffer cardiac arrest.
The game was halted as a result of that, until after the fan was able to wake up and was taken to the hospital. Just after the restart, Mason Mount gave Chelsea the lead.
However, Emmanuel Dennis from ManU side fired in an equaliser into the bottom corner just before half-time.
But the Blues’ substitute, Hakim Ziyech finished high into the net to ensure they returned to winning ways after their draw against Manchester United on Sunday.
Chelsea boss, however, believes that his side weren’t prepared to face Claudio Ranieri’s men, and blamed himself for not preparing them in the best way he should have done.
“We stole three points. We don’t have to talk around it. For the first time it feels like a lucky win,” Tuchel told Amazon Prime Video after the game.
“I missed maybe to find the right approach to make my team ready. That’s not us. We were absolutely not ready today for this match,” he continued.
“We had an undue break due to some sad circumstances – hopefully the person is better.
“Yes we had a lot of changes but still didn’t change things, we made many mistakes. The only thing we could do was hang in there and focus on the easy things. It was a lucky win.”
Tuchel repeated similar sentiments in his post-match press conference, insisting his side were ‘very sloppy’ and ‘underperformed’ as a unit.
“Sadly it was a very sloppy performance from us, just looks like we didn’t come to play football,” Tuchel said after the game. “I had the feeling we were not ready.
“I know it’s obvious we weren’t prepared for game,I would say I didn’t prepare the team in the right way because for the first time we were completely underperforming as a team.
“For the first ball,we weren’t able to cope with it, we did not cope well with the pressure and we did not cope well with the second balls.”
The German manager added also that: “It was a very unusual performance for us so I think today that I will not like to focus long on this match because we play on Saturday again and there are some reasons that did not make it easy for us.”
Speaking further, he said.: “Watford came and played with great enthusiasm and zeal to win, which made us struggle to the very last,it was really luck on our side that we were able to get a win”