Thomas Tuchel refused to criticise his Chelsea players after revealing the main reason for his side’s under-par display in their 1-1 draw at Brighton on Tuesday evening.The Blues’ unconvincing form continued as their winless run stretched to four Premier League games following an entertaining draw against a fired-up Seagulls side down on the south coast.
Hakim Ziyech fired the European champions into a first-half lead at the Amex Stadium with a low strike against the run of play.
But the third-placed Blues were second best for much of the evening and could have few complaints about stand-in Seagulls skipper Adam Webster levelling with a thumping 60th-minute header.
Chelsea topped the table as recently as the start of last month but have spectacularly fallen out of title contention having now wo …