Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that his team was lucky to come out with a win in their tie against Watford on Wednesday night.

The Blues maintained their place at the summit after overcoming a spirited Watford side with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road and Tuchel said the hosts made it tough for them.

“That’s not us. We were absolutely not ready today for this match. I missed maybe finding the right approach to make my team ready. We had the break due to very sad circumstances – hopefully, the person is better. Even this break after the first 11 minutes did not change our approach. We did not cope with the pressure, with the first ball, the second ball.

“We had a lot of changes but too many faults. It did not get better. The only thing we could do was hang in there and focus on the easy things. It was a lucky win,” Tuchel said.

Things don’t get easier for Tuchel and his team as they have a London derby against high-flying West Ham in their next game.

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