Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that all the talk over a potential takeover has been a distraction for the team. Todd Boehli will become the new owner once his consortium completed the £4.25billion purchase of the London club. Chelsea let a two-goal lead slip against Wolves with Conor Coady scoring with literally the last kick of the game. They still require four points to seal Champions League football next season.

“We did excellent until the international break and it had no effect in terms of results – in fact, it had almost the opposite effect on the results. We felt very strong during the difficulties and during the announcement of the sanctions in place,” Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said. “But then something very human and normal took place with the players not here [during the March internationals]. There were also different influences to them, maybe more thoughts about the situation in general and now the situation has been very long. The players want to feel competitive and know what’s happening next season.”

“Some players like Toni [Antonio Rudiger] then decided to change the club, so every day it gets a bit more difficult. It’s not impossible, but it gets more difficult and it does have an influence. We’re looking for a level where we’re still competitive and win games. It’s still no excuse but it is for sure a reason [for the form],” he added. “These are positive signs and it feels like it’s coming to an end which will give us the possibilities to act [in the summer transfer market] but right now, we’re not yet at that moment. Nothing has changed for us here at Cobham as we’re still waiting for the confirmation and for things to progress to have news for you and for us and our players. We are still waiting for news to inject some positive energy.”

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