The Leeds nightmare began with the coaching staff traveling north by road

Thomas Tuchel has criticized his players’ loss of discipline at Elland Road and revealed Chelsea’s backroom staff were forced to travel by road ahead of the 3-0 defeat.

Edouard Mendy’s error allowed Brenden Aaronson to open the scoring and Rodrigo Moreno and Jack Harrison added further goals to put Leeds in the Champions League places, having covered 11 kilometers further than their opponents .

“Everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong. It started the day before the match. We didn’t have a plane to arrive, so we came by bus. The players could fly but for the technical staff, it was a long bus ride. It continued today,” Tuchel said.

“We scored an own goal and gave a terribly cheap set-piece and conceded from a set-piece. It has nothing to do with pressing, nothing to do with running fewer miles and nothing to do with Leeds style.

“We were able to be the best team. But then it was 2-0 and our body language wasn’t like the last game. I don’t see the connection between our defeat and the style of Leeds. We knew it was coming. »

Chelsea centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly was also sent off for a second yellow card after bringing down Joe Gelhardt.

“It’s a bit of a reflection of frustration. It can’t happen. We cannot be frustrated in Premier League games. It’s a pure joy to play in an atmosphere like this,” said Tuchel.

Jesse Marsch thinks there are still doubts about him despite Leeds’ unbeaten start to the season which saw them record two wins and a draw.

“There are probably still a lot of doubts, it’s okay, it’s normal, there are people who hate me and people who love me,” said the American. “I tried to appreciate what the club and the fans are like. This league will keep you honest every week so we can’t feel too good about ourselves, we have to keep pushing and being hungry.

“Because the fans are so smart, hopefully they can see more what the tactics are and what we’re trying to achieve and see what the tactics are with and without the ball. It’s a smart crowd.

“I could feel before the game that there was no fear. Last year, before every game when I was here, there was fear – naturally when you are in a relegation fight.

“But now I think they’re feeling a lot of positive energy and they’re feeling a lot of momentum and they believe in each other and what we’re doing, so that means we can push each other and perform better.”