Following Kalidou Koulibaly’s dismissal against Leeds United in the Premier League yesterday, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was not at all pleased with the player.
At Elland Road, the Blues had a lacklustre showing against Leeds. Despite having more possession, they were defeated by a decisive 3-0 score and scarcely contributed in the attacking third.
Koulibaly’s dismissal in the 84th minute after receiving a second yellow card made matters worse. Given that the Blues had behind by three goals, Tuchel was certainly irritated by the event.
The German coach expressed his disgust with the red card during his post-game news conference, saying that the £31.5 million star’s outburst was inappropriate in such games.
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He stated through footballondon: “It cannot happen, and it is a bit of a reflection of displeasure. In the Premier League, we cannot lose our cool. Playing games in such a setting is a complete delight. We ought to just accept it and do it. It is not acceptable nor is it good.
With a 1-0 victory over Everton, Chelsea got off to a strong start in the new season. The next match was a 2-2 tie with Tottenham Hotspur, which they could have won except for several questionable officiating calls.
However, Leeds significantly outplayed them in yesterday’s match. Over the course of 90 minutes, the Yorkshire team had a fantastic work rate and was undoubtedly the unit that was more hungry.
A wake-up call has undoubtedly been sent to Tuchel and his Blues team by this. This weekend’s Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City might be challenging for the west London titans.
Although their defence has been suspect, the Foxes have scored five goals in three games. To get an early goal and calm some concerns, Chelsea will need to get out to a faster start.