Chelsea were ‘very lucky’ to beat Atletico Madrid and Blues fans should be ‘worried’ following their Champions League last-16 victory.
That is the view of talkSPORT co-host Adrian Durham, who was left baffled that the Spanish side were not awarded a penalty in the first-half of their 2-0 victory when Cesar Azplicueta appeared to haul down Yannick Carrasco in the box.
“Chelsea were very, very lucky last night,” Durham declared on Drive.
“I was bombarded by tweets when I said Atletico would go through.
“They should have been given a penalty – we’re all agreed on that. They’ve had a really big hit of good fortune and they’ve made the most of it so farplay to them.
“I think I’d be worried if I was a Chelsea fan because Atletico have not been playing well and they should have been one down yesterday.
“I don’t think it’s perfect from a Chelsea point of view but they got through and that’s what matters.”
Hakim Ziyech opened the scoring after a lightning counter-attack, before Emerson’s late strike sealed Chelsea’s place in the last eight.
And Tuchel might still see Ziyech as a work in progress to adapt to his specific tactical style, but hailed the former Ajax man’s performance on a big night for the Blues.
“He suffers a little bit with our style, he needs to adapt to the structure and be more reliable with the ball,” said Tuchel.
“And he needs to find a better rhythm when to take the risk and not to take the risk but I am super happy. This was reliable from him.
“He is a hard-working guy up front and I am happy that he could finish the transition with Kai (Havertz) and Timo (Werner), the three were all involved and it was a nice and decisive goal.”