Chelsea boss Tuchel hits out at Conor Gallagher following red card

Thomas Tuchel was not happy with Conor Gallagher following his display vs Leicester.

Conor Gallagher was handed his first start for Chelsea in gameweek three vs Leeds.

The former Crystal Palace loanee looked poor in a two-man midfield and struggled to deal with the Whites’ press.

But as N’Golo Kante remains out and Mateo Kovacic was not fit enough for 90 minutes, Gallagher was once again in from the off vs Leicester on Sunday.

The midfielder’s outing did not last long, though, as he was shown a second yellow after 28 minutes.

The first card he received was somewhat harsh, but there was no excuse for his second foul, especially when he was aware he was already on a yellow.

Speaking after the game, Thomas Tuchel was not happy with the Englishman:

“Today he is responsible for what he did,” Tuchel said after the match. “Of course, he knows it was a huge mistake.

“We spoke briefly after the game and things like this can happen. It’s not purely his fault alone because it’s a set-piece for us and it’s sloppy how we take set-pieces at the moment.

“We lack belief and precision. We can speak it out clearly. It’s not good enough how we take set-pieces at the moment and on top of it, we give chances away.

“We are sloppy on the coverage, bad with the decision making how we cover the set-pieces. We have to stop doing this and improve immediately. We are on it with the team and I don’t know why it happened again.

“At the end of this chain is a decision that brings such a huge disadvantage after 25 minutes. It’s a very, very bad decision from Conor and, of course, he is upset. Everybody was upset in this moment because it almost kills the whole football match.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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