Thomas Tuchel claims his Chelsea players played without courage against Barnsley

Thomas Tuchel claims his Chelsea players played without courage against Barnsley

- Thomas Tuchel was not impressed with his side's result against Barnsley

- The German thought Chelsea would record an emphatic win over the Championship side

- Tammy Abraham's goal sent the Blues to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup

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Despite beating lower League side Barnsley in the FA Cup fifth round which helped them progress to the quarterfinals of the championship, Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel claimed his wards played without courage and rhythm.

England international Tammy Abraham scored the goal that helped Chelsea beat Barnsley in the FA Cup fifth round and the Blues will be facing Sheffield United in the quarterfinal next month.

According to the report on Daily Mail, Chelsea gaffer Thomas Tuchel was not impressed with the scoreline of the game as he expected his wards to record big win over the side who are 13th in the Championship.

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''We changed to a back four [at half-time] and took Marcos [Alonso] out for this tactical change. Andreas Christensen had to go out because he had a headache.
''The changes made it a little easier to get into the opponent's half and overcome the first press. We did it well at the start of the second half and played constantly in the opponents half.
''If you lack a rhythm and a bit of self-confidence and you have to show on this pitch, against an opponent that takes all the risk and plays the game of his life.''
Thomas Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel claims his Chelsea players played without courage against Barnsley. Photo by Laurence Griffiths
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger appeared to make a subtle dig towards former Blues gaffer Frank Lampard after praising new manager Thomas Tuchel who has gotten three wins in the Premier League.

Although Thomas Tuchel started his coaching career at Chelsea with a disappointing draw against Wolves, but the Blues recorded wins over Burnley, Tottenham and Sheffield United.

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Frank Lampard was axed at Chelsea due to unimpressive performance by the Blues players before Thomas Tuchel was appointed at Stamford Bridge.

Before Lampard was fired, Antonio Rudiger was not getting regular games at the club and was even linked with a move away from the London side.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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