THOMAS TUCHEL knows exactly which player rotation caused Chelsea's loss to Arsenal.
The Blues lost 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and the German blamed himself and the line up he picked after the game.
Chelsea would have all but confirmed a Champions League place next season with a win but were beaten by Emile Smith Rowe's first-half strike.
Jorginho fluffed a backpass to Kepa who did well to claw the misplaced pass off the line but it only went as far as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who laid it off to the youngster who rolled it in.
Despite significant pressure from the West Londoners – particularly towards the end of the game – the Gunners held on for a precious win to keep their own Europa League hopes alive.
And afterwards, Tuchel was quick to blame himself for the result.
He said: "I am not happy with my line-up. There were too many changes and I should not have done it like this.
"It was something in particular but I don't want to tell you.”
Beforehand, Tuchel said: "It is totally our fault. I think we lost the game, it is totally our responsibility. We had huge chances, we more or less made an own goal, a total gift.
“Overall we were not sharp enough, we could not put up the same intensity as energy as usual. It is on me.
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“I think it was maybe too many changes from the last match and I take full responsibility for that. Maybe it is the last wake-up call for us.
“I felt it a little bit coming yesterday in training and I am a bit unlucky that it is proven today on the pitch.
"I did not feel us in the same way – sharp, intensity like in the last game."
Chelsea sit fourth on 64 points with fifth place West Ham on 58 points having a game in hand.
Sixth place Liverpool are also breathing down their necks as they sit on 57 points but have played two games less than the Blues.
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