Chelsea supervisor, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted his gamers are struggling to deal with the stress of preventing for main honours this season.
The Blues head into at the moment’s Premier League residence fixture towards Southampton having suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats.
First, they misplaced to Manchester Metropolis final weekend within the league after which within the Champions League at Juventus on Wednesday.
Chelsea are thought of among the many favourites for the title this season, having signed Romelu Lukaku for €115 million from Inter Milan.
Nonetheless, the European champions discover themselves seeking to bounce again after a tough week.
“It will be important that I really feel the entire workforce is a little bit bit caught in expectations.
“I don’t know why. Perhaps of our success, perhaps of the expectations that include success. It is extremely, essential and mandatory that we brush it off our shoulders and that we focus and make it proper right here, proper now.
“We wish completely extra from Kai, extra from what he can ship as a result of he is stuffed with expertise. No person is indignant at him. However after all, when you play for Chelsea, we need to have the most effective out of you.
“Sure, they should settle for these expectations however on the identical time eliminate them and be the perfect you possibly can and struggle arduous for being an vital participant that we need to be. Each time is a vital second. We are going to push. We are going to attempt to assist and the gamers ultimately want to point out it. It’s their recreation, it’s their moments they’ve to make use of and worth,” Tuchel mentioned.