Thomas Tuchel admitted Chelsea paid the price for too many “individual mistakes” as Arthur Ma-suaku’s fortuitous late winner gave West Ham a shock 3-2 victory on Saturday.
Tuchel’s side went ahead through Thiago Silva but Manuel Lanzini’s penalty drew West Ham level at the London Stadium.
Mason Mount restored Chelsea’s advantage just before half-time, only for Jarrod Bowen to blast West Ham’s second equaliser soon after the interval.
Chelsea dominated for long periods but made too many mistakes at both ends. Even so, it was rough justice to leave empty-handed after Ma-suaku’s miscued cross somehow found its way past Edouard Mendy with three minutes left.
“We need to admit we did too many crucial mis-takes at the moment. That cost us points against Manchester United and today as well,” Tuchel said. “If you want a result at this level you have to mini-mise mistakes. We talked about it before, it’s obvi-ously not helped.”—AFP