Chelsea suffer setback ahead of Real Madrid clash

Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted that his players collapsed suddenly in the second half of their Premier League match against Brentford on Saturday. However, he insisted that this is not because the Blues already had their minds on the UEFA Champions League re-match against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The title holders have had a strong title defence so far, but they will soon face the 13-time European Champions in a repeat of last year’s semi-finals. The Premier League side completely outclassed Los Blancos on their way to eventually win the title last year, but they are fully aware that the Spanish side is determined to exact revenge. Nevertheless, Tuchel says the collapse on Saturday had nothing to do with the upcoming UCL match.