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Thomas Tuchel: ‘Chelsea needed luck to beat Leeds United’

Thomas Tuchel: ‘Chelsea needed luck to beat Leeds United’

Head coach Thomas Tuchel has suggested that Chelsea deserved their victory over Leeds United, despite insisting that his side were “lucky” to claim all three points.

After initially going behind at Stamford Bridge, the Blues fought back to eventually prevail by a 3-2 scoreline, helped by two Jorginho penalties.

While Leeds felt aggrieved after a tense encounter, Tuchel feels that the West Londoners fully deserved to collect three points at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Tuchel said: “It was a nice game of football. Very intense and I’m very happy with how we played.

“I think we deserved to win but of course it’s lucky when you have a late goal in extra time. But coming back twice is very impressive and I’m very happy we turned things around. It was tough work but we didn’t expect anything else.

“We were lucky, we needed this. We were unlucky in last two games conceding very late goals so maybe this is exactly what we needed.”

Chelsea remain third in the Premier League standings after Manchester City and Liverpool also recorded three points on Saturday.

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