Tuchel on what went wrong against Brentford and whether the international break caused a hangover

After watching his side fall to a heavy home defeat against Brentford, Thomas Tuchel admitted a damaging 10 minutes had cost the Blues but refused to concede that next week’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid had distracted his players…

The Bees ran out 4-1 winners at Stamford Bridge, with all five of the game’s goals coming after the interval and the visitors fighting back from behind following Antonio Rudiger’s incredible opener from distance.

In trying to pinpoint the reasons for such a big loss, Tuchel reflected on losing control of proceedings during a short period after going in front and then being unable to recover.

‘We lost control in 10 minutes, conceded three goals in that time and lost the game from there,’ he said after the game. ‘It’s very frustrating because we had got into the lead through Toni’s goal and we were in total control until that point too.

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