Thomas Tuchel has disputed the idea that Chelsea needs to bring in a striker or a midfielder before the transfer window closes.
Leeds defeated the Blues 3-0 at Elland Road, dropping Tuchel’s side to the bottom half of the Premier League table after three games.
Chelsea’s attacking trio failed to score once more, with Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount flanking Kai Havertz as the false nine.
Tuchel responded, “No, no,” when asked if the outcome demonstrated the necessity of strengthening in the forward areas.
Alongside Jorginho in midfield, Conor Gallagher received his first start for Chelsea, but the Englishman struggled.
When asked if the Blues would look to add to their midfield depth before the transfer window closed, Tuchel responded that his team is well-stocked.
“Another midfielder? We have Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, we have Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Mateo Kovacic…
“They [Kovacic and Kante] are injured, yes, it’s a problem. But they will come back. They’ve not disappeared.”
“We scored an own goal and gave an awfully cheap set-piece away and conceded from it,” added the German. “This has nothing to do with pressing, running less kilometres, nothing to do with the style of Leeds. We should not confuse these things.
“We were able to cope with the style, able to be the better team, able to be one or two goals ahead, but we give an own goal away and the set-piece has nothing to do with anything.
“From there it’s 2-0 and the belief for Leeds is on top level and our body language, even in the ten minutes before, was not what it was like in the last match.”