Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea have been ‘fortunate’ and should thank Tottenham Hotspur after they reached the Champions League.
The Blues misplaced 2-1 at Aston Villa on the ultimate day of the Premier League season however Leicester’s 4-2 defeat to Spurs meant they banked fourth spot by some extent.
Bertrand Traore’s first-half purpose and Anwar El Ghazi’s penalty put Villa 2-Zero up earlier than Ben Chilwell grabbed a comfort.
Cesar Azpilicueta was despatched off late on for lashing out at Jack Grealish however the Blues squeezed into the highest 4 forward of Saturday’s Champions League remaining with Manchester City.
Tuchel stated: “We’re fortunate Tottenham did the job for us. We got here to win and to place any doubts to the aspect and it was not attainable.
“We have to modify particulars and we have to be spot-on on Saturday if we’re going to have a constructive consequence.
“I knew three or 4 minutes earlier than our sport was over (that that they had made the highest 4) as a result of the sport at Leicester was over a bit earlier and it was clear we have been by way of.
“We didn’t put together for the event as we speak, we ready for the match. It’s usually exhausting to create probabilities in opposition to Aston Villa however we created so much.
“We’re nonetheless a younger group and we attempt to evolve and make them higher. We wanted many clear sheets to beat this lack of composure and precision. As we speak we conceded out of nothing and made it exhausting to come back again.”