That did not dishearten Tuchel though, who insisted that if there had been fans inside Stamford Bridge, they would walk away smiling.
“But when I look at this game I’m pretty amazed,” said Tuchel. “I can totally identify with what we did. I would have been happy to have a full stadium here.
“I think the supporters would have liked what they saw: 16 recoveries in the last third is proof of energy on the pitch.
“We managed to keep the game in the opponents’ half, closed down counter-attacks early, created half chances, more with every minute. I was very happy with what I saw, how we closed down spaces.