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It’s Normal they’re not happy – Tuchel reacts to Ziyech, Lukaku’s deep exchanges during draw with Brighton
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It’s Normal they’re not happy – Tuchel reacts to Ziyech, Lukaku’s deep exchanges during draw with Brighton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has played down the significance of Hakim Ziyech’s exchange with Romelu Lukaku during their Premier League game on Tuesday. Cameras captured both players deep in conversation during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Brighton on Tuesday night. The Blues lost further ground in the title race as they laboured to a draw at the Amex Stadium. Moroccan forward, Ziyech scored for the Blues in the first half, but Brighton fired back in the second through Adam Webster’s header. And at a point, Ziyech and Lukaku, who were heavily criticized by their manager, Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at the weekend, were caught up in deep exchanges. And Tuchel was asked by BT Sport about the two players being deep in conversation, and the German manager ...
Tuchel names player that will be important for Chelsea squad
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Tuchel names player that will be important for Chelsea squad

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified Saul Ñíguez as the player that will be important to the Blues squad. Tuchel also praised Saul for his recent performances for Chelsea, adding that he sees more confidence in him. Saul featured in Chelsea’s victories against Tottenham and Chesterfield recently. The Spanish midfielder joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid last summer. “I think he will be an important player for us and I hope so as well,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying when asked of Saul’s importance to the team right now. “The game against Tottenham was a huge step forward for Saul and he showed what he can do with his abilities. “Against Chesterfield, he was part of a strong squad. Okay, it was against a fifth division side so there was ...
He’s impatient – Chelsea coach, Tuchel confirms fine for Lukaku
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He’s impatient – Chelsea coach, Tuchel confirms fine for Lukaku

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that striker Romelu Lukaku is ‘impatient.’ Tuchel said this while confirming that Lukaku has been fined for his recent headline-grabbing interview, where he criticized his manager and hinted he would like to return to Inter Milan because he wasn’t happy at Chelsea. The German also said that the Belgium international, who was recalled back to Chelsea’s squad, must accept his fine. “There will be some disciplinary action and he will accept it,” Tuchel was quoted by Metro UK as saying ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg tie against Tottenham on Wednesday. “It is not a small thing, it is not the biggest thing and it doesn’t make a comeback impossible – absolutely not. This is what we prove now. But something happened and he wi...
Thomas Tuchel Announces Delight at Chelsea’s Latest deal
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Thomas Tuchel Announces Delight at Chelsea’s Latest deal

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has expressed his delight over the club’s latest deal. Chelsea on Monday signed a new deal with Thiago Silva which would see the defender remain at Stamford Bridge until 2023. Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020. Speaking on the development ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg tie against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference: “He’s like Benjamin Button. Thiago Button the footballer!. “But I know how much work and professional attitude is behind that. It is a miracle, in a way, because he came to this league, with the schedule and the approach and the intensity on a daily basis at the very end of his career, which was very brave. “We are happy because th...
He is our player, we’ll protect him – Thomas Tuchel recalls Lukaku to Chelsea squad
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He is our player, we’ll protect him – Thomas Tuchel recalls Lukaku to Chelsea squad

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has recalled Romelu Lukaku to his squad. Tuchel confirmed that the Belgium international has been restored to the squad ahead of their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Tottenham. This was after the striker apologized for an interview he gave to Sky Italia which saw him being left out of the Blues squad against Liverpool on Sunday. “First of all, we were happy that we took the time needed to talk calmly about it. This is what we did. He apologized and he is back in the squad,” Tuchel told the press ahead of the Carabao Cup clash. “It was clear for us to understand that he did not do this intentionally. Also, this is the very first time that he behaved like this. “There was never a slightest behaviour against the team. This was the first t...
That’s the right decision, Lukaku shouldn’t be talking to media – Shearer backs Tuchel
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That’s the right decision, Lukaku shouldn’t be talking to media – Shearer backs Tuchel

Premier League all-time highest goal scorer, Alan Shearer has backed Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, for axing Romelu Lukaku from the Blues’ squad. The Newcastle legend slammed the Belgium international for going public with his frustrations at Chelsea. He believes Tuchel “has probably done the right thing” by dropping the Belgian completely from the Chelsea squad in their 2-2 draw against Liverpool. Lukaku, 28, revealed he ‘was not happy’ at Chelsea and wants to return to Inter Milan. “Whatever he thinks, he shouldn’t be talking to media outlets about it,” Shearer told the BBC. “If he’s got an issue with the system, or his team-mates, or whoever that may be, or the football club, then go and tell the manager and your team-mates. “You shouldn’t be telling a media outlet wh...
Thomas Tuchel drops Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea squad to face Liverpool
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Thomas Tuchel drops Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea squad to face Liverpool

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has dropped striker, Romelu Lukaku from his squad to face Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. The Athletic reports that the German took the decision having been angered by Lukaku’s interview earlier this week. The striker had said he was not happy playing in the current system at Chelsea under Tuchel. He also said he wanted to return to Inter Milan. In the interview, Lukaku also said he never wanted to return to Chelsea, adding that the west London club was only but his fourth choice. ‘Tuchel has chosen to play with another system – I won’t give up, I’ll be professional,” he said partly. The Athletic reports now that Lukaku has not been included in Chelsea’s squad for Liverpool’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Chelsea hopes to bea...
Tuchel’s punishment for Lukaku over controversial interview revealed
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Tuchel’s punishment for Lukaku over controversial interview revealed

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel is considering two punishments for Romelu Lukaku, according to Daily Telegraph. This was after the Belgium international granted a controversial interview about Chelsea where he said he desired to return to Inter Milan in the near future. Lukaku in the interview aired last Thursday admitted he was unhappy with his situation at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku came back to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5m transfer deal from Inter Milan in the summer. In the interview, the Belgium striker further apologised to Inter fans for the manner he left the Italian side. He also said he considered Chelsea as a fourth choice when planning to leave Inter. But Chelsea boss Tuchel has since admitted the striker’s comments did not help the club at his pre-match press conferen...
Chelsea coach speaks on bringing Gilmour back to Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea coach speaks on bringing Gilmour back to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he has thought about bringing back midfielder, Billy Gilmour from his loan spell at Norwich City. Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Recall that Gilmour, who was recently booed by Norwich fans, joined the club on a season-long loan from Chelsea. Asked whether he has considered bringing Gilmour back to Chelsea, Tuchel said: “To be very, very honest. I have not thought about it yet. It is not a subject between these matches now. “We have not had a whole week to discuss these things so maybe we need to do it right after Liverpool. “I haven’t discussed it yet and I don’t honestly have a clear opinion on it right now.” Gilmour made a signi...
Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea star that surprises him after draw with Brighton
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Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea star that surprises him after draw with Brighton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified Romelu Lukaku as the Blues player that surprises him following their Premier League 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday night. Lukaku had put Thomas Tuchel’s side in front, but a late equalizer from Danny Welbeck ensured both teams played a 1-1 draw. The Belgium international has been brilliant since returning from a positive COVID-19. “I’m surprised what he’s [Lukaku] doing,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference after the game. “I don’t know how long he can do it. We will try it and then we will see. Nobody knows. “He was eight weeks out, and when he was trying to come back, he caught covid, and then after that training and then playing. “That’s what we do at the moment.” Chelsea’s title challenge is now on life s...
He lifts everybody up – Tuchel names two-in-one player in Chelsea squad
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He lifts everybody up – Tuchel names two-in-one player in Chelsea squad

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified midfielder, N’Golo Kante as a two-in-one player in his team. Tuchel said Chelsea have two ‘Kantes’ – one in the offence and one in the defence. The German noted that the France international lifts everybody up in the Chelsea squad both off the pitch. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Brighton on Wednesday night, Tuchel told Chelsea TV: “He’s like one-and-a-half players, like an extra half player minimum. We have the feeling we have two N’Golos, one in offence and one in defence. “He’s helping everybody off the pitch and don’t forget he gives a lot of confidence to everybody around him and lifts everybody up. “So, what can I say? I’m happy, and very lucky that he’s in our squad.” Kante has won the Premier Leagu...
Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea vs Brighton game
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Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea vs Brighton game

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has suggested that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will miss his side’s Premier League clash with Brighton due to injury and positive COVID-19. Recall that Loftus-Cheek missed Chelsea’s previous clash against Aston Villa last Sunday. Chelsea will, on Wednesday night, host Brighton in a Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge. The Blues head to the game after beating Aston Villa 3-1 in their last Premier League tie. “We have infected people who have three vaccinations, we have infected players without vaccination, so we have everything,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “Ruben Loftus-Cheek is injured and suffers from Covid [ahead of Chelsea vs Brighton game],” Tuchel added. “So for the Brighton game, I need to talk to the doctors and to the physios an...
Hudson-Odoi overtakes Arjen Robben’s record at Chelsea
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Hudson-Odoi overtakes Arjen Robben’s record at Chelsea

Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has overtaken the club’s former player Arjen Robben’s record, to become the youngest Blues player to register ten assists in the Premier League. Hudson-Odoi, 21, won a penalty in the first half of Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day, which made it his 10th Premier League assist since his debut in January 2018. Robben, meanwhile, joined Chelsea at the age of 20 and registered nine assists in his first Premier League season before getting his 10th at the start of the 2005/2006 season. Meanwhile, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, was impressed with Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea defeated Aston Villa at Villa Park. “I think he was brilliant [against Aston Villa],” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “I was never frustrated with ...
Chelsea made right decision to let him go – Thomas Tuchel speaks on talented midfielder
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Chelsea made right decision to let him go – Thomas Tuchel speaks on talented midfielder

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that the club made the right decision in allowing talented midfielder, Conor Gallagher leave Stamford Bridge on loan to Crystal Palace. Gallagher has been one of the best signings of the season for Crystal Palace, with the 21-year-old scoring six goals and laying on three assists so far. Tuchel said that he’s ‘convinced’ the player’s move to Palace was the right choice for his long-term development, adding that the club ‘love’ him. “We love Conor. We are convinced about him,” Tuchel told the press ahead of Chelsea’s Boxing Day fixture. “We took the decision for Conor because when we looked at the midfield – Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante – he was considered number four in the group. “Conor knew this all the way. An opportunity ca...
Very Special Player – Tuchel names Chelsea star that makes difference in his team
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Very Special Player – Tuchel names Chelsea star that makes difference in his team

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified midfielder, N’Golo Kante as the Blues player that makes the difference in his team. Tuchel described Kante as a very special player, adding that the France international has an outstanding quality that helps Chelsea. The German said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Aston Villa clash, Tuchel said, “N’Golo convinced me that he prefers to be on the bench and play some minutes instead of a full rest. “We agreed on that in discussion with the play but in checking all his data for the last weeks. He trained light for 20-25 minutes and I’ve praised him so many times. Of course, he makes the difference because he’s a very very special player...
I Survived Christmas in my Job at Chelsea – Tuchel
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I Survived Christmas in my Job at Chelsea – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has expressed happiness that he survived Christmas in his job at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Recall that the German was sacked on Christmas Eve in 2020 during his time at Paris Saint-Germain. Tuchel, who took over from Frank Lampard in January this year, was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, at PSG. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League clash with Aston Villa, Tuchel said he would be happy to be involved on Boxing Day for the first time. He said, “I’m very confident that I survive Christmas in my job this year. We are in a fine place, we are not fully happy with the results we had in the home games. “I really focus on t...
Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Ziyech, Christensen
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Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Ziyech, Christensen

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has provided the latest update on Hakim Ziyech and Andreas Christensen, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Tuchel said Ziyech had a ‘kick’ which is very painful, while Christensen had an ‘injection’ ahead of the Aston Villa clash. Ziyech and Christensen missed Chelsea’s previous Premier League 0-0 draw against Wolves last Sunday. Providing an update on both players, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Aston Villa’s clash with Chelsea at Villa Park: “For Hakim, I don’t know, it’s very painful. He got a kick and it’s very painful, so not a lot of time until Aston Villa. “Andreas got an injection and is also very painful in the lower back. So bad news that we’ve struggled with the same things fo...
Carabao Cup: Tuchel names player that helped Chelsea defeat Brentford 2-0
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Carabao Cup: Tuchel names player that helped Chelsea defeat Brentford 2-0

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has identified goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, as the player that helped his side defeat Brentford 2-0 in the Carabao Cup quarter-final tie on Wednesday night. Tuchel said Kepa was a big factor for Chelsea, particularly in the first half of the encounter against Brentford, adding that he was surprised by his display. Kepa made wonderful saves during the encounter as Chelsea defeated Brentford, thanks to an own goal from Pontus Jansson and a penalty from Jorginho. Chelsea will now face Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semi-final. “I am super impressed and very happy with Kepa,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “It’s not a surprise anymore because he is in that state of mind as a person and a character and sportsman where he del...
Carabao Cup semi-final: Nice for our fans – Tuchel reacts as Chelsea draws Tottenham
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Carabao Cup semi-final: Nice for our fans – Tuchel reacts as Chelsea draws Tottenham

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, is pleased with the club’s fans after it was confirmed his side will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Chelsea defeated Brentford 2-0 in the Carabao Cup last-8 to qualify for the semi-final. A late own goal from Pontus Jansson and a penalty from Jorginho ensured Chelsea defeated Brentford. “Tottenham is nice for our fans. A London derby; we are looking forward to it and we want to be there,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “I am absolutely happy about this result, a brilliant result and a brilliant performance given the situation.” “They did well,” Tuchel added. “They hadn’t trained for a week and then we invited them to training. They had two sessions with us. “They listened carefully and did their job. F...
Thomas Tuchel names important Chelsea player after 0-0 draw with Wolves
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Thomas Tuchel names important Chelsea player after 0-0 draw with Wolves

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has singled out Saul Niguez as an important player for the club after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Wolves on Sunday. Saul has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since joining from Atletico Madrid on loan in the summer. But the Spain international put up a positive show after he was brought on as a half-time substitute against Wolves following an injury to Trevoh Chalobah. “Yes, he played well today,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV after the match. “In general we played better because the structure was better, the discipline was better in the structure. “That helped us to be better, to be high up the pitch, to impose our style of play, to increase the intensity, we were, in general, better as a team and Saul was an important part of it.”...
Angry Thomas Tuchel slams Chelsea stars after 1-1 draw with Everton
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Angry Thomas Tuchel slams Chelsea stars after 1-1 draw with Everton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has slammed his players for failing to convert their chances during their Premier League clash against depleted Everton side on Thursday. The Blues dropped crucial points in the league title race with a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Everton. Everton boss Rafa Benitez was under intense pressure going to Stamford Bridge on Thursday after a run of just one win in 10 matches. But they produced a spirited performance to frustrate an out-of-sorts Chelsea. Mason Mount scored his fourth goal in as many league games in the 70th minute but Everton responded almost immediately through Jarrad Branthwaite. The result means Chelsea now trail top-of-the-table Manchester City by four points after 17 games. And Tuchel was asked whether it was a frustratin...
Tuchel names Chelsea’s Squad to Face Everton at Stamford Bridge
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Tuchel names Chelsea’s Squad to Face Everton at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has named his side’s squad to face Everton in today’s Premier League fixture. According to Football London, Tuchel named a 23-man squad to tackle Everton at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-2 win over Leeds United in their last Premier League encounter. Tuchel’s side currently sits in the third position on the Premier League table behind Liverpool and leaders Manchester City. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Everton: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli Defenders: Reece James, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Trevoh Chalobah, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, Malang Sarr. Midfielders: Jorginho, Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Saul Niguez, Ross Barkley, N’G...
Thomas Tuchel confirms return of two Chelsea top stars
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Thomas Tuchel confirms return of two Chelsea top stars

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that N’Golo Kante will return to the squad for Thursday’s Premier League clash with Everton. Thomas Tuchel spoke at a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Everton on Thursday. Kante has not played since Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Juventus in November, with the Blues winning just two of their five games in that period. Chelsea have also been without former Real Madrid ace Mateo Kovavic and Italy international Jorginho in recent weeks with the German gaffer forced to call upon Reece James to play in midfield in their recent Champions League clash against Zenit St Petersburg. Kante alongside Trevoh Chalobah are now returning to the squad who was forced off injured against Watford earlier this month. “N’Golo Ka...
Why Chelsea rely on Mason Mount – Tuchel
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Why Chelsea rely on Mason Mount – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that his team rely on Mason Mount because the midfielder plays in an offensive position. According to Tuchel, Mount has the technique, ability and movement to assist and score goals. Mount was impressive for Chelsea over the weekend as he scored a goal in Chelsea’s 3-2 victory over Leeds United. His past five Premier League starts have yielded six goals. “We rely on him [Mason Mount] because he plays in an offensive position,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying ahead of the Blues Premier League tie with Everton on Thursday. “He needs to be decisive and assist and score because he has the technique, the ability and the movement to do so. It’s about timing, acceleration and knowing where and when to arrive in th...
You need a kick up the backside – Agbonlahor slams Tuchel over Lukaku
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You need a kick up the backside – Agbonlahor slams Tuchel over Lukaku

Aston Villa legend, Gabriel Agbonlahor has blasted Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel for deciding to drop Romelu Lukaku on the bench in recent weeks. Lukaku returned from injury during Chelsea’s Premier League draw with Manchester United on November 28. However, the Belgium international is scarcely used by Tuchel who only brings him on lately in recent games, handing the former Inter Milan ace a three-minute cameo in the 3-2 win over Leeds at the weekend. And Agbonlahor, believes the German gaffer “needs a kick up the backside” for playing Timo Werner instead of Lukaku. “I think Thomas Tuchel needs a kick up the backside as well because I’m looking at Lukaku, a £90million striker, on the bench again today,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT “He’s played 78 minutes in four Premier Leagu...
He’s super important – Tuchel names Chelsea player who sacrifices himself for club
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He’s super important – Tuchel names Chelsea player who sacrifices himself for club

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has identified Jorginho as the Blues player who sacrifices himself for the club. According to Tuchel, Jorginho is super important in Chelsea’s squad. The German stated this following Chelsea’s Premier League 3-2 win over Leeds United on Saturday. Chelsea defeated Leeds United at Stamford Bridge, thanks to Mason Mount’s strike and Jorginho’s penalty brace. “He [Jorginho] is super important,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “He sacrifices himself for many weeks actually. I knew this moment would come where he suffers because he played [UEFA] Champions League, then played in Europe with Italy, then qualifiers for the World Cup, so it wasn’t only physical effort for him but it was mentally very demanding. “He had no...
Tuchel Slams Chelsea Players after 3-3 Draw against Zenit
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Tuchel Slams Chelsea Players after 3-3 Draw against Zenit

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has criticized the attitude of his players after their 3-3 draw with Zenit in the Champions League on Wednesday. Zenit’s stoppage-time equalizer cost Chelsea the top spot in the group and meant they go into the knockout stage unseeded. Two goals from Timo Werner and a strike from Romelu Lukaku ensured Chelsea drew against the Russian club. Speaking during his post-match press conference, Tuchel: “We had a very good first 15 minutes and then we stopped doing the things we did in the first 15 minutes. “In my opinion, we had a feeling that ‘This is OK. We are in charge. We are the better team’. “But we were forgetting why we were the better team – (it was) because of the investment, the level of concentration. The level was high enoug...
Champions League: Five key players missing as Tuchel announces Chelsea’s squad against Zenith
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Champions League: Five key players missing as Tuchel announces Chelsea’s squad against Zenith

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has announced his side’s squad to face Zenith in today’s Champions League fixture in Russia. Tuchel excluded Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Trevoh Chalobah, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho from the 20-man squad to tackle Zenith in a post via the club’s website. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-2 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League last weekend. The kick-off time for Zenith vs Chelsea is 6.45 pm. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Zenith: Kepa Arrizabalaga Antonio Rudiger Marcos Alonso Andreas Christensen Thiago Silva Romelu Lukaku Christian Pulisic Timo Werner Ruben Loftus-Cheek Marcus Bettinelli Edouard Mendy Saul Niguez Ross Barkley Mason Mount Callum Hudson-Odoi Hakim Ziyech Reece Jam...
Champions League: Tuchel names five top players that’ll miss
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Champions League: Tuchel names five top players that’ll miss

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named five top players that will miss his side’s Champions League tie with Zenith on Wednesday night. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-2 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League in their previous fixture last weekend. Chelsea currently top the Champions League Group H with 12 points from 5 games, while are in the third position with 4 points from the same number of games. Speaking at the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Tuchel said the likes of Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Trevoh Chalobah, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho would not take part in the Zenith clash. “We had a bit of an acute overload due to injuries and the schedule. Due to our injuries in some positions, like central midfield, when we struggle. The game tomorrow is no...
Real reason Kurt Zouma left Chelsea for West Ham – Thomas Tuchel
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Real reason Kurt Zouma left Chelsea for West Ham – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has given the real reason Kurt Zouma left the Blues for West Ham United last summer transfer window. Zouma, who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 under Jose Mourinho’s regime, hardly cements his place in the heart of Chelsea’s defence under a succession of managers. The centre-back spent time out on loan at the likes of Stoke City, Saint-Etienne and Everton in a bid to get his career back on track. Zouma had started to make significant progress under former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, but after he was sacked in January, the 26-year-old struggled to win the faith of Tuchel. The France international was left out of the team which won the Champions League at the end of last season. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West H...
Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea player very hard to drop from squad
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Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea player very hard to drop from squad

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified attacking midfielder, Mason Mount, as the Blues player that is ‘very hard’ to leave out of his team. Tuchel stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Ham United on Saturday afternoon. The German explained that Mount always gives full energy, positivity and a wonderful approach to the game. According to him, the England international brings a certain attitude, aura and mentality on the field of play. Mount established himself as a key player under former Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard, and continued to impress under Tuchel. “To have Mason brings a certain attitude, aura and mentality on the field and it’s nice that he has this winning ratio. We are aware of it and it’s full credit to him,” Tuchel was quoted by Che...
Tuchel names club deserving of Premier League top-four this season
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Tuchel names club deserving of Premier League top-four this season

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has identified West Ham United as the club that deserves to be in the Premier League top-four this season. Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with the Hammers on Saturday afternoon. The Blues boss said West Ham plays strongly in the Europa League, adding that it is always a joy to watch David Moyes’s side play. West Ham is currently occupying the 4th position on the Premier League table with 9 points behind leaders Chelsea. “They [West Ham] almost got there [top-four] last season and have been fighting the whole season for these places,” Tuchel said. “They show huge solidarity, always a huge joy to watch their games. They did not have too many changes, plays as a team and do ...
‘He has to walk the talk’ – Onus on Christensen to commit to new Chelsea deal, says Tuchel
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‘He has to walk the talk’ – Onus on Christensen to commit to new Chelsea deal, says Tuchel

The Blues boss says he has no good news yet when it comes to the defender's contract talks   Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says it is on Andreas Christensen to "walk the talk" and commit his future to the club with a new contract. The Blues offered Christensen a new four-year deal with a significant pay raise in August, but the two sides have been at a standoff since as the defender has not yet signed a new contract. Tuchel says there is no imminent good news and contract talks are now all up to Christensen.
Man Utd Defended deep – Tuchel Reacts as Chelsea failed to win game
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Man Utd Defended deep – Tuchel Reacts as Chelsea failed to win game

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Manchester United. Tuchel said Man United defended deep during the encounter at Stamford Bridge. Two goals from Jadon Sancho and Jorginho ensured both teams played a draw. “I was happy to coach the team. I saw a huge effort, we had so many ball recoveries and put the pressure high,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “We were brave and courageous, but they defended deep and then you need the first goal. “If you don’t score, you always run a bit behind because you feel you’re the stronger team. “We had two/three changes we maybe should’ve used, but in general, I like the way we played.” Chelsea’s next Premier League game is against Watford on Wednesday. ...
None of my business – Thomas Tuchel reacts to Solskjaer’s sack
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None of my business – Thomas Tuchel reacts to Solskjaer’s sack

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager. The Norwegian manager was sacked on Sunday after watching his side’s defeat by Watford in the Premier League. The Blues were in a similar position last season, with their own club legend, Frank Lampard, sacked in January with the west Londoners marooned in ninth place in the table. Asked if Man United could emulate Chelsea’s turnaround, Tuchel replied, “If so, everybody sacks the coach now in January to win the Champions League. “Don’t find any things where there are no things to find and don’t start to interpret stuff where there is nothing to interpret. “I am absolutely the wrong person to ask about it, it’s none of my business. They do what they do and I have nothin...
Champions League: Tuchel identifies two areas Ziyech must improve after Chelsea’s win over Malmo
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Champions League: Tuchel identifies two areas Ziyech must improve after Chelsea’s win over Malmo

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified two areas Hakim Ziyech must improve following their Champions League 1-0 win over Malmo on Tuesday night. Chelsea defeated Malmo in Sweden, thanks to Ziyech’s second-half goal following a brilliant cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi. Tuchel, who was glad to see Ziyech score his first goal since the UEFA Super Cup clash against Villarreal in August, said the Morocco international can still improve his “decision-making” and become more “clinical” in front of goal. Speaking about Ziyech at his post-match press conference, Tuchel said, “Still, I think there is space to improve for him in his decision-making and where to be more consistent. “We always rely on his work-rate, counter-pressing, and awareness. It is a huge part of his performances...
Champions League: Tuchel names four key players to miss Malmo, Chelsea clash
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Champions League: Tuchel names four key players to miss Malmo, Chelsea clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that four key players will miss his side’s Champions League clash with Malmo on Tuesday. The four players are Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount. Tuchel disclosed this on Monday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League over the weekend. Tuchel said, “These four players are out, unfortunately. But for Timo, Romelu and Kova no surprise. “Mason doesn’t feel better, it’s not COVID. “He’s just ill. Christian Pulisic is back and back in the squad for tomorrow.” The kick-off time for Malmo vs Chelsea is 6:45 pm.
Liverpool, Man City set standards, Chelsea only trying to close gap – Tuchel
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Liverpool, Man City set standards, Chelsea only trying to close gap – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that Liverpool and Manchester City have set the ‘standards’ in the Premier League. Tuchel, who stated this ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Saturday, said the Blues are only trying to close the gap that Liverpool and Man City have set. Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table with a point ahead of second-place Liverpool and two points ahead of Man City. Asked whether Chelsea have closed the gap to Liverpool and Man City, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Newcastle clash, “Maybe for the moment. It is only nine games in. We need to prove it. “Maybe we proved it in the last half of the season, but now is a new season and we need to prove it. “It is not enoug...
EFL Cup: Tuchel rates Saul Niguez’s performance as Chelsea beat Southampton
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EFL Cup: Tuchel rates Saul Niguez’s performance as Chelsea beat Southampton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has commented on Saul Niguez’s display during Chelsea’s EFL Cup round of 16 victory over Southampton on Tuesday night. Tuchel said he was pleased with Niguez’s performance for Chelsea against Southampton, adding that the midfielder has taken a ‘huge step’. The 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact after arriving on loan from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window. Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Kai Havertz and Che Adams scored the goals for their teams during normal time. Recall that Niguez has only featured once in the Premier League for Chelsea so far this season and was hauled off at half-time following a woeful debut display against Aston Villa some weeks ago. “It was a good...
Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel gives fresh update on N’Golo Kante
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Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel gives fresh update on N’Golo Kante

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest update on N’Golo Kante, ahead of his side’s Carabao Cup tie with Southampton on Tuesday night. Kante last featured for Chelsea in their Champions League victory over Malmo last Wednesday. The France international did not play in Chelsea’s 7-0 win over Norwich City at the weekend. Providing the latest update on Kante, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying on Monday: “The game was too early. ‘He [Kante] did the full training on Friday and after training, he said he feels his muscles a bit tight. “He went to the physios for massages and for some treatment and he actually wanted to wait until Saturday in the morning to make the decision. I said no, it’s such an early game tomorrow, the possibility that it wi...
Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position is the Blues’ left wing. Tuchel also said that Hudson-Odoi, 20, needs to help as a right wing-back occasionally. The German said this following Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Chelsea defeated Malmo, thanks to a brace from Jorginho and a strike each from Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz. Hudson-Odoi delivered an impressive performance on the left flank of Chelsea’s attack as Tuchel acknowledged his display against the visitors. “This is his best position, I know,” Tuchel told beIN Sports. “Sometimes he needs to help as a right wing-back, so he needs to take it for the team. “But we know the half left position upfront is his best position.” Ch...
Thomas Tuchel provides update on Lukaku, Werner’s injuries
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Thomas Tuchel provides update on Lukaku, Werner’s injuries

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has provided an update on Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku injuries. According to the German, both players will be out ‘for some days’ after sustaining injuries during the Blues’ 4-0 Champions League win over Malmo. Malmo’s Lasse Nielsen fell on Lukaku’s ankle in the 18th minute of the match, leading to a penalty which was converted by Jorginho and the Belgian was forced off just minutes later and replaced by Kai Havertz. Werner on his part was taken off shortly before half-time after making a late run into the box before falling over, clutching his right hamstring. “We have a twist of the ankle for Romelu and muscle injury and hamstring for Timo, so they will be out for some days,” Tuchel told reporters after the match “We were in a good place inj...
Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea, Malmo clash
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Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea, Malmo clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Christian Pulisic will not participate in his side’s squad to face Malmo in Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge. According to Tuchel, Pulisic is getting close to returning to action for Chelsea, adding that the US international still feels pain in his ankle. The German said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Malmo clash. Chelsea head to the game following a 1-0 victory against Brentford in the Premier League over the weekend. “It’s only Christian Pulisic who is missing for tomorrow,” Tuchel said. “He was getting close [to a return] but then had a little reaction with some pain in his ankle. “Christian is impatient because he wants to play, he wants to be on the pitch helping ...
Conte’s condition to replace Solskjaer as Man Utd manager revealed
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Conte’s condition to replace Solskjaer as Man Utd manager revealed

Antonio Conte has said he is “ready to stay at home” if he is not convinced by his next club’s project. The former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss is out of job but is being linked with the Manchester United role, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure. Solskjaer watched on as his side lost 4-2 to Leicester City on Saturday and faces a run of tough fixtures. It remains to be seen if Conte would be United’s preferred choice to replace Solskjaer, but the Italian would be keen on the job. Conte told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I look for the projects instead and I am ready to stay at home if something is not convincing me. “It has to do with vision, honesty and principles. Generally, I like challenges and I’ve accepted many of them during my career. “Even the top clubs I coached...
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel rates Malang Sarr, Chalobah’s performances after EPL 1-0 win
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel rates Malang Sarr, Chalobah’s performances after EPL 1-0 win

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has praised the performances of Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah following his side’s Premier League 1-0 win against Brentford on Saturday. Sarr and Chalobah played in a back three, alongside Andreas Christensen. The youngsters played their part in keeping a clean sheet for Tuchel’s side as Ben Chilwell’s first-half goal gave Chelsea all three points against Brentford. Speaking on their performances, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “We trust the guys who played, they are young and they needed it. “Otherwise, if you don’t play, you can’t get experience. “They did very, very good and in the last 25 minutes, we need to talk about where we can do better and always there is room to improve.” Chelsea’s next fixture is against Malmo in the Champions League o...
Prove you are favourite to win title – Tuchel tells Chelsea stars
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Prove you are favourite to win title – Tuchel tells Chelsea stars

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has urged his players to prove they are favourites to win the Premier League title this season. Tuchel wants Chelsea players to take risks and play with freedom when they face Brentford this weekend. The former PSG manager said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Brentford on Saturday. Tuchel’s men are currently on top of the Premier League table ahead of the Brentford clash. “We want to prove that we deserve to be the favourites [to win the Premier League title] and we need a certain mentality to do so,” Tuchel said. “If favourite means things will be easy, we can’t be more wrong. If being the favourite means we still expect a tough one, then that is what we have to expect. “We have to take ris...
Tuchel gives updates on Silva, Lukaku, Rudiger, others ahead of Brentford clash
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Tuchel gives updates on Silva, Lukaku, Rudiger, others ahead of Brentford clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest update on Thiago Silva, Romelu Lukaku, Toni Rudiger, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday. Tuchel’s men will on Saturday evening tackle Brentford in an away Premier League tie. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-1 win against Southampton in their last fixture. Providing an update on his players, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference on Friday, “Thiago will be back in the afternoon tomorrow, hopefully, safe from this match in Brazil. We had our talk and tactical training, he missed all that.
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be able to play against Brentford on October 16 upon his return from international duty with Brazil national team. Chelsea will tackle Brentford in an away Premier League clash after the international break, but Silva won’t feature in that derby clash after heading to South America for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The last game of that triple-header, Brazil’s home clash with Uruguay in Manaus, is not scheduled to kick-off until 01:30 am BST on Friday. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying: “He will go and then he will play for Brazil and then he will come back on the matchday versus Brentford. “This is the life of in...
Tuchel rates Timo Werner’s display after Chelsea win against Southampton
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Tuchel rates Timo Werner’s display after Chelsea win against Southampton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he was happy with Timo Werner’s display for Chelsea against Southampton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said Werner’s goal for Chelsea against Southampton was fantastic, adding that the striker was in the right position. Chelsea defeated Southampton at home in a Premier League tie, thanks to three goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Werner and Ben Chilwell. “I’m happy for Timo and I’m happy for the team. There was some relief when he scored for sure because it was 1-1 at the time with not too long to go and we came into the game off the back of two defeats,” Tuchel said at this post-match press conference. “It was a fantastic goal and he was there in the right position, which he needs to be as a striker. “We have the f...
UCL: You’re not good enough – Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea stars after 1-0 loss to Juve
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UCL: You’re not good enough – Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea stars after 1-0 loss to Juve

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has described his team that lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Champions League group stage match on Wednesday as slow and tired. The German said his team was not ‘good enough’ during the disappointing loss to the struggling Italians. Federico Bernardeschi set up Federico Chiesa for a calmly finished goal 10 minutes into the second half to give Juve all three points. Thomas Tuchel’s side struggled to break down the Juventus defence and the German coach was disappointed with the goal his team conceded. “It’s impossible at this level to concede a goal like this. We know what’s coming, we got punished for it,” the German manager said after the match. “We started not sharp enough, the first 10-15 minutes should’ve been much more sharp, put mo...

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