Chelsea Manager Dismisses Transfer Talks Following Team’s Breakdown Against Leeds

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in August 2022
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in August 2022. Photo by Dave Shopland/Shutterstock (13079059bh)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insists that the club does not need to sign new players following his side’s shock 3-0 defeat to Leeds United on Sunday. The Blues have won just one of their first three Premier League games this season.

According to Tuchel, his team appeared to be the stronger side on the day but made a handful of costly mistakes that handed the game to Leeds. While he previously expressed his interest in signing another central defender and striker before the close of the transfer window, Tuchel is adamant that he will not resort to panic buying on the back of Chelsea’s humiliating defeat.

“The transfer period is still open and it gets later and later and we need to focus on what we have and what we can do,” the Chelsea boss told reporters after the match. He also pointed out how his side dominated the game in the opening 20 minutes but began to make errors that cost the Blues’ the game.

Center-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who Chelsea signed from Napoli during the current transfer window, was sent off against Leeds after receiving a second yellow due to pulling down Joe Gelhardt.

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