FANS are convinced that Thomas Tuchel deliberately celebrated Chelsea’s opening goal against Burnley in front of Sean Dyche.
The Blues failed to overcome the stubborn Clarets in a disappointing 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel and Sean Dyche appeared to have a bust-up in the technical areaCredit: Reuters
After missing a hatful of chances, they finally opened the scoring in the 33rd minute through a Kai Havertz strike.
The German midfielder’s goal sent his boss Tuchel into a frenzy on the touchline.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss ran out of his dugout and swung his fist in elation in the direction of Dyche who was walking back to his.
And as Tuchel walked back to take his seat again, he couldn’t help but give his rival a cursory glance.
“Tuchel rubbing it on Dyche face… I love this guy,” CFC Mount wrote on Twitter with a video of the incident.
At the final whistle, the manager’s shook hands – but it appeared no love was lost as they wouldn’t look each other in the eye.
After the game, Tuchel refused to answer questions about his row with Dyche, according to football.london.
When quizzed about the disagreement with the Burnley bench, Tuchel said: “I will not talk about it now. Maybe it was fun for you but I won’t comment on it.”
Pushed again, with the belief that the incident was sparked by a rough tackle on Ross Barkley, Tuchel added: “I learned in my career as a coach not to comment on referees and other coaches. Just look at me. So I will not comment.”
Goal correspondent Nizaar Kinsella revealed Dyche played down any feud between the pair.
“It’s nothing to do with me being hard, I am not hard at all. I am just a normal bloke,” he said.
“We weren’t battling, all the battling was done on the pitch.”
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