Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he was baffled by his side’s performance as they lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Federico Chiesa netted the only goal of the game less than 10 seconds into the second half.
The result consigned the Blues to a second defeat in a matter of days, following their 1-0 loss to Manchester City at the weekend.
When asked what the reason was for Chelsea’s below-par performance, Tuchel conceded he did not “know why” they had performed so poorly in Turin.
“I think we started not sharp enough. We struggled to create our own rhythm and intensity because they were so deep and passive. We were lacking runs. We were so good in training yesterday and not good enough, not free enough today. I don’t know why,” Chelsea’s head coach said.
“I felt we were a bit slow and tired, mentally slow, decision-making. That’s why it’s a strange one to analyse. We had a day off and two very good training sessions yesterday. We were absolutely sharp, looked very fresh and very hungry, and ready for a bounce back.
“It’s very difficult to put on a high rhythm against a team who defends so deep. If we defended deep against City it was difficult for them to create chances. It was the same for us here. But the difference was we gave two big chances and gave the belief back into the stadium.”