Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea were lucky to grab fourth place

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has said that his side did not give enough on the final day, but was glad to take the favor from rivals Tottenham Hotspur. ‘

Chelsea travelled to Aston Villa needing to match Leicester city’s result for a place in the Champions League next season.

Blues supporters had their hearts in their mouths on a rollercoaster afternoon as Tuchel’s side fell behind by two goals to Dean Smith’s side.

And Leicester and Spurs exchanged control of the contest at the King Power Stadium.

“We create so many opportunities. But we lacked composure, last touch, precision. It was a very strong first half an hour, the reaction was very good right after half time.” Tuchel added.

Thomas Tuchel’s side carved out the better chances but fell behind when Bertrand Traore’s attempt went in off the underside of the crossbar .

It went from bad to worse for Chelsea when Edouard Mendy was injured, making him a doubt for next Saturday’s Champions League final with Manchester City.

Substitute keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was beaten by Anwar El Ghazi’s second-half penalty after former Chelsea player Traore was fouled by Jorginho.

And Ben Chilwell pulled one back for the visitors from close range but was not enough to inspire a come back .

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