THOMAS TUCHEL was furious with Ruben Loftus-Cheek after a sloppy mistake in the first half of their must-win clash at Real Madrid.
1-0 lead through Mason Mount’s early goal, Chelsea pushed for a second to level the aggregate at 3-3.
but Tuchel literally went insane after a lazy mistake.
A simple pass was passed Loftus Cheek on the touchline, with the 10-cap England star seemingly taking his eyes off the ball.
The midfielder missed the ball and bounced off play for one real Madrid throw in
Tuchel – who was standing just meters away – spun around and jumped up and down angrily, gesturing wildly.
The German boss appeared to yell something furiously as the night’s emotions seemed to get the better of him.
Loftus-Cheek has had a bit of a run at the Chelsea side of late and has been impressing fans since returning from yet another injury – particularly if he often plays out of position at right-back.
But even the most staunch Blues fans seemed to lose patience in the first half at the Bernabeu – despite leading 1-0.
One angry fan tweeted: “Loftus-Cheek is a disaster waiting to happen.
“Have to pick himself up drastically before half-time.”
Another wrote: “Loftus-Cheek is the weak link in this Chelsea team.”
A third added: “Loftus-Cheek had strayed from it. Must get off.”
And it was a familiar theme as hordes of fans urged Tuchel to relieve Loftus-Cheek of his duties at half-time.
But Loftus-Cheek stayed on the pitch – and celebrated moments later as Antonio Rudiger doubled Chelsea’s lead on the night with a header from a corner early in the second half.
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