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EPL: Tuchel gives verdict on Mendy’s error, Koulibaly’s red card as Leeds thrashed Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has given his verdict on goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s error following his side’s Premier League defeat to Leeds United on Sunday.

Tuchel also commented on defender Kalidou Koulibaly’s red card against Leeds.

Chelsea lost against Leeds United at Elland Road in a Premier League tie on Sunday afternoon.

Three goals from Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo Moreno and Jack Harrison gave Leeds the victory over Chelsea.

During the encounter, Brenden Aaronson capitalised on an awful Edouard Mendy mistake and Rodrigo headed in from a free-kick, while Koulibaly got a second-half red card.

Speaking on Mendy’s error, Tuchel said at his post-match press conference after that game, “He knows himself. With these kinds of mistakes, we don’t have to speak a lot. It’s a huge mistake at a crucial time in the match. It does not help and he’s the one who is most disappointed.”

Asked if Koulibaly’s red card was fair, Tuchel added, “We cannot get frustrated in Premier League games. It should be pure joy to play in an atmosphere like this.”

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