Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel spoke about how the change in ownership of the club is affecting the team:
“It really affects the team, but I can’t say how much. Here Tony Rudiger is leaving us at a time when sanctions have been imposed on us and we cannot fight for him. It has already been proven that this decision had an impact on the atmosphere in the dressing room. The situation about the future of each player is uncertain, no one talks about it with them.
However, it is important not to find excuses. This is our level now. The disappointing results are associated with important relegation matches, a busy schedule. Perhaps someone thought that we have nothing to lose – that’s enough to lose a few confrontations. There are many reasons. Maybe it’s okay. But it’s hard for us to accept.”