Thomas Tuchel jokes about Alisson goal after watching drama unfold on TV
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Thomas Tuchel has insisted that Chelsea will not worry about Alisson's last minute winner for Liverpool against West Brom on Sunday – despite their top-four spot being under threat.
Following their FA Cup final defeat at the hands of Leicester on Saturday, the Blues face the same opponents at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday needing all three points to keep their season in their own hands.
They now sit just a point ahead of Liverpool with two games remaining, and two points behind Brendan Rodgers' men who will have been boosted by winning silverware at Wembley.
Chelsea's German boss has now given his reaction to Alisson's header, and backed his team to pick up three points against the Foxes before their trip to Aston Villa on the final day.
He said: "I came home in the afternoon and I checked on the television and saw 1-1.
"I didn't then follow. I checked again in the 95th minute and it was still 1-1.
"Then one minute later I saw. It doesn't make things boring. It was a fantastic header in the last minute that makes things interesting and tight. It's still in our hands."
The result came as a further blow to Chelsea after they lost at home to Arsenal, having been seven points clear of Klopp's side after beating Manchester City earlier this month.
Tuchel added: "The setback for us was the Arsenal game.
"We let the door open so Liverpool have a foot in the door.
"They're a strong team and it's what they do. We make a huge effort to overtake them and this is what we did. We should be aware of the huge performance we've made so far but we need to finish the job.
"We need to rely on ourselves because we are in the situation where we don't have to look at other grounds."
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Adding of his plans for Chelsea's visit of Leicester on Tuesday: "That [Alisson's goal] didn't make things boring the Premier League that's for sure. I don't want to say it's all cost because that's not the case.
"It's not about life and death. It's super important for ambitions that is clear.
"It's still in our hands and we worked hard for it. We approach the game more or less than any game. We approach this game like any other game: with a clear will and desire to win."
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