Chelsea FC slipped further behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League title race as they shared the spoils with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
Chelsea stars had to adapt to new positions due to the team being hit by Covid.
Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel said he was pleased with his side’s performance despite playing out a goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
The Covid-19-hit Blues lost more ground in the title race as they were unable to find a way through a resilient Wolves side at the Molineux Stadium.
Tuchel was keen for the clash to be postponed but the Premier League said no, leaving the Blues with no choice other than to field a depleted team. The West London club shared the spoils with Everton on Thursday night, playing out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Wolves could have secured three points but saw Daniel Podence's first-half goal ruled out for offside. USA international Christian Pulisic had Chelsea’s best chance towards the end but it was saved by Jose Sa. The result means the West London club are now six points behind Manchester City, who beat Newcastle United, 4-0 at the St James’ Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
'We talk about protecting the players, not sure we did this today'
After the game, Chelsea boss Tuchel told Sky Sports: "I don't care about the point. I am pleased with the performance, especially in the second half. The first half was a bit of a struggle for us, we had to grow into the game. "Some players had to adapt to new positions. We are not lucky enough in these moments to win games but I am happy with how we played. It was nice to coach from the sideline. "Wolves don't concede many chances or goals. We could not expect to create an awful lot but we tried and never stopped trying. The second half was very strong and given the circumstances, I am happy with the performance." Asked about the Covid-19 situation and the match going ahead, the German said: "I gave my opinion, the club gave its opinion, we talk a lot about the safety and protecting the players, not so sure we did this today. On we go. "If we have tomorrow and the next test and the next positive I would like to speak to the Premier League about what they expect. If they make us play against Brentford shall we not arrive or not train? What should we do? "Everyone is allowed to have an opinion. We had an opinion and the Premier League had an opinion. We agree to disagree."