Tuchel reflects on game of two halves and isn’t getting carried away about our return to the top four

We defeated the Magpies 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to move into the Champions League qualification places, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner in a dominant first half.

However, it was a very different story after the break as Newcastle fought back and forced us to work hard to maintain our two goal lead.

‘I liked the first half,’ he said. ‘We played with courage and had a lot of touches in the box and a lot of shots. We managed to keep them away from our box and did not allow chances or even half-chances so I liked that a lot.

‘During the whole match, we lacked precision in the last decision and we lacked decision-making in the box. We can be more deadly, more precise and more decisive that we create even more chances of our half-chances.

‘In the second half, the first three or four minutes were more or less the picture for the whole half. We suddenly gave away two shots in the first two minutes, we lost duels, we had suddenly corners against us and I felt we had the feeling of something to lose.

‘We played too many balls back when we could escape the pressure, we did not open up or keep the advantage to put the game into the opponent’s half. The counter-attacks in the second half were not precise or clinical enough to score a third goal and finish the game.’