Thomas Tuchel warns Chelsea after Champions League loss: We could get 'hammered' at Real Madrid

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has warned his players that the Champions League quarterfinal tie against Real Madrid

Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored two headers in three first-half minutes before adding a third goal after half-time when he pounced on a mistake by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and defender Antonio Rudiger, to give the LaLiga giants a big advantage heading into the second leg at the Bernabeu on April 12.

Chelsea have now conceded seven goals in their last two matches and Tuchel said the reigning European champions cannot continue their poor form.

"If we keep playing like this we will lose at Southampton [in the Premier League on Saturday] and then we will get hammered at the Bernabeu," he told BT Sport after the game.

Tuchel was then asked at his postmatch news conference if the tie was still alive and he replied: "Today, is this [tie] alive with this performance? No, not at the moment.

"We have to find ourselves again, I don't know where we have been since the international break.

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