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Chelsea were beaten 1-0 in their Champions League showdown with Juventus on Wednesday night, slumping to their second straight defeat in all competitions.
Thomas Tuchel was hoping to see his side bounce back out in Turin after suffering their first loss of the campaign at home to Manchester City on Saturday.
Yet, instead they never truly managed to get going against Massimiliano Allegri's well-drilled outfit, with Federico Chiesa's strike 11 seconds after the restart condemning them to another defeat.
It was a disappointing evening for the Blues, who are now under slight pressure heading into their Premier League clash with Southampton at the weekend.
And Daily Star Sport have picked out three things Tuchel got wrong on the night.
Sticking with Marcos
One of Chelsea's poorest performers against City at the weekend was Alonso, who looked well out of sorts in such a high-paced encounter.
It was surprising, then, that Tuchel stuck with the 30-year-old here, and his decision failed to pay off.
After another unconvincing half, Alonso was replaced at the interval by Ben Chilwell, a sign of Tuchel appearing to admit his mistake.
The 25-year-old was the best player on the pitch in Chelsea's Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa last week and produced another impressive display off the bench in the City loss.
With Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic, the Blues lack an attacker capable of turning with the ball and travelling forward, which Loftus-Cheek can certainly do.
It may have been wise for Tuchel to give him the nod here instead of the largely-quiet Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz.
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Defensive out wide
Cesar Azpilicueta operates best on the right side of a back three, as he doesn't possess the attacking qualities to truly excel as a wing-back.
Chelsea were crying out for some width in Italy on Wednesday night, and when Callum Hudson-Odoi replaced Azpilicueta in the second half they posed a much greater threat down the right.
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