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Tuchel told to drop Chelsea star from Man City clash
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Tuchel told to drop Chelsea star from Man City clash

Former England midfielder, Fara Williams, has advised Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, to drop Romelu Lukaku from the Blues’ Premier League clash against Manchester City. Chelsea will tackle Pep Guardiola’s side in an away Premier League tie at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel’s side are currently 10 points behind leaders Man City on the Premier League table. However, Lukaku looks set to start for Chelsea after coming back into Tuchel’s squad following the controversy over an interview he gave to Sky Sports Italia. But Williams wants Tuchel to feature Kai Havertz ahead of the Belgium international for this weekend’s Premier League tie. “I think Kai Havertz could be a better shout against Man City than Lukaku,” Williams told Premier League Productions. “It is ...
Chelsea’s first January signing close to arriving Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea’s first January signing close to arriving Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are close to completing their first signing of the January transfer window. According to Sport, Chelsea have ‘gone all out’ to sign Sergino Dest from Barcelona this month and are ready to pay a fee to bring him to Stamford Bridge. The Premier League giants have ‘approached’ Barcelona to ask what needs to be done to get the deal over the line. Dest is Chelsea’s ‘number one target’ and they believe the Catalan club would be making a mistake with a player who is a great ‘market opportunity’. Barcelona will assess any offers for Dest following Dani Alves’ return to the club. The LaLiga giants will want to recoup the €20million they paid Ajax for Dest in the summer of 2020, but are ‘willing to talk’ numbers amid their financial strife. Dest is also said to be on Ba...
Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel Confirms two new Positive COVID-19 Cases
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Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel Confirms two new Positive COVID-19 Cases

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the club has registered two more positive COVID-19 cases. Chelsea had been without captain, Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante in their Carabao Cup semi final first leg game against Tottenham on Wednesday, January 5. Despite missing two key players, Chelsea managed a relatively comfortable 2-0 win at home. “Yeah, unfortunately Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante [positive for COVID-19], which is huge for us because they’re two key players". Tuchel told Sky Sports “We had the information today in the morning so it is quite challenging, but we will push. The guys who are here have our trust, have our belief, and we will push them and push things to the maximum. “It hasn’t changed the situation since some weeks ago, but it is not the moment t...
Carabao Cup semi-final: Tuchel reveals only regret after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Tottenham
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Carabao Cup semi-final: Tuchel reveals only regret after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Tottenham

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has bemoaned his side’s failure to kill off their Carabao Cup semi-final tie against Tottenham. The Blues created many chances against Antonio Conte’s men, but were only able to win 2-0. Kai Havertz opened the scoring, before Ben Davies put the ball past his own goalkeeper. Tuchel is disappointed that the tie is not over before the second leg. “We could have created a bigger cushion, because we created a lot of big chances for a third or a fourth goal. “Everyone knows it’s not decided. We have to arrive with full focus and in top shape for the second leg, because we need another 90 minutes of top football if we want to go through to Wembley. “It was a well-deserved win in a big match against a very strong opponent,” Tuchel said. The win...
You cut your nose to spite your face – Merson slams Tuchel over Lukaku snub
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You cut your nose to spite your face – Merson slams Tuchel over Lukaku snub

Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has said Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was wrong to omit Romelu Lukaku from his squad to face Liverpool last weekend, despite the striker’s controversial interview. In an interview with Sky in Italy, Lukaku admitted he was unhappy with his role at the club and is eyeing a return to Inter Milan in the near future. The 28-year-old has since apologised publicly for his comments and is set to face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Wednesday. However, Merson was unimpressed with Tuchel’s decision to drop Lukaku for the 2-2 draw with Liverpool. When asked if the way the Lukaku situation was handled was a victory for Tuchel, Merson said: “No, not really. Why would it be a victory? “Chelsea had to beat Liverpool to have any chance of win...
Chelsea owner, Abramovich takes side in Tuchel, Lukaku feud
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Chelsea owner, Abramovich takes side in Tuchel, Lukaku feud

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has the full support of the club’s owner, Roman Abramovich on whatever decision he decides to take against Romelu Lukaku over the striker’s controversial interview. Tuchel’s first disciplinary action against Lukaku was to drop him completely from the squad that played out a 2-2 draw against Liverpool on Sunday. In the interview with Sky Sport Italia, the Belgium international said he wanted to return to Inter Milan because he was no longer happy at Chelsea in less than six months after returning to Stamford Bridge. According to The Sun, Abramovich, who has often backed his players over his managers, fully supports Tuchel’s decision to punish Lukaku. Abramovich spent a club-record £97.5m to sign Lukaku from Inter Milan last summer. However, T...
His season is over – Tuchel delivers worrying update ahead of Liverpool clash
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His season is over – Tuchel delivers worrying update ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted “it seems like the season is over” for Ben Chilwell. Chilwell underwent a knee operation to repair anterior cruciate ligament damage this week. The 25-year-old suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in their 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge in November. Chelsea are also facing late fitness tests on Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen, Timo Werner and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Tuchel has seen his squad stretched by illness and COVID-19 during a run of four wins in 10 games in all competitions. “It is like squeezing the same lemon over and over again and we always expect fresh juice out of it,” he said. “It is hard because we are so ambitious and it is hard for the team to take these result...
It’s noise we don’t need – Tuchel on Lukaku’s interview
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It’s noise we don’t need – Tuchel on Lukaku’s interview

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he will deal with Romelu Lukaku internally after his explosive interview was published on Thursday. Lukaku, who only returned to Stamford Bridge in a £98 million transfer this summer, claimed he was unhappy with his role under Tuchel. The 28-year-old also apologized to Inter Milan fans and vowed to return to the San Siro in the nearest future. When Tuchel faced the press today ahead of the Premier League clash against Liverpool, he was asked about the situation. “We don’t like it of course. It brings noise that we don’t need and it’s not helpful,” he said. “We don’t want to make more out of it than it actually is. It is easy to take lines out of context, shorten lines, make headlines and then realise later that it is not so bad and ...
Everything is against us – Tuchel blows hot after 1-1 draw with Brighton
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Everything is against us – Tuchel blows hot after 1-1 draw with Brighton

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has hit out at officials and the Premier League fixture list, after they played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday night. Romelu Lukaku put the Blues in front with an early header, but the hosts failed to add more goals. Danny Welbeck then came off the bench to level the score deep into stoppage time. Speaking after the game at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel said: “A draw about right? Absolutely not. We had the better chances and a clear penalty. Very disappointing and very frustrating. “If the ref does not want to give a penalty when it is a clear 100% penalty. Everything against us. “100% it is a penalty, you ask the ref not me.” The result leaves Chelsea in second place, eight points behind leaders, Manchester City.
We have to find players to face Liverpool – Tuchel reacts after 1-1 draw with Brighton
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We have to find players to face Liverpool – Tuchel reacts after 1-1 draw with Brighton

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has bemoaned the spate of injuries within his squad following their 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday night. The Blues suffered more injury setbacks and also dropped two points, after Danny Welbeck cancelled out Romelu Lukaku’s opener. After the game, Tuchel said “everybody” is injured and claimed he has “no more wingbacks” fit, ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool this weekend. Reece James limped off in the first half with what looked like a hamstring issue, while Andreas Christensen was taken off at half time with a back problem. Tuchel said: “No prognosis yet [on James]. It’s a hamstring injury. We will not look ahead to Liverpool now. We cannot. We have to try and find players to play. We have no more wingbacks. Everyone is i...
Tuchel slams Premier League over fewer substitutes rule
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Tuchel slams Premier League over fewer substitutes rule

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he cannot understand why the Premier League has refused to allow more substitutes. The German is unhappy with the fact that only three substitutes are still allowed in the English top-flight especially during the busy festive schedule and the outbreak of COVID. The former Borussia Dortmund manager said he cannot get his head around why the amount of subs is fewer in England than across Europe. Chelsea played on Sunday and are in action on Wednesday night against Brighton. “We love the schedule and we love to play through winter and be the only league to play through the winter, but we need also protection from the league,” Tuchel told the official Chelsea website. “I can absolutely not understand zero per cent why we are the only league t...
Chelsea’s squad to face Brighton at Stamford Bridge revealed
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Chelsea’s squad to face Brighton at Stamford Bridge revealed

Chelsea’s squad to face Brighton in today’s Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 21-man squad to tackle Brighton at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in their last Premier League tie. Tuchel’s side is currently in the third position on the Premier League table with 41 points from 19 games. Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Malang Sarr, Trevoh Chalobah, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James. Midfielders: Mateo Kovacic, Saul Niguez, Jorginho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech. Forwards: Christian Pulisi...
Major blow for Tuchel with two Chelsea players injured during Aston Villa win
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Major blow for Tuchel with two Chelsea players injured during Aston Villa win

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante both picked up injuries during their 3-1 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday. Tuchel is already without Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Although goals from Jorginho (2) and Romelu Lukaku sealed three points for the Blues at Villa Park, they were left to rue more injuries to their squad. Silva pulled up in the 52nd minute with a hamstring problem, while Kante suffered a recurrence of a knee injury. When asked whether the duo will likely miss Chelsea’s next match with Brighton, Tuchel told reporters: “I guess so. It is only two days [away] so from today until Wednesday, it is a very short time. “N’Golo is very painful in exactly the same spot where he had his injury v...
Tuchel’s squad for Aston Villa vs Chelsea game revealed
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Tuchel’s squad for Aston Villa vs Chelsea game revealed

Chelsea’s squad to face Aston Villa in today’s Boxing Day Premier League tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has named a 23-man squad to tackle Aston Villa at Villa Park. Chelsea head to the game following a goalless draw with Wolves in their previous Premier League encounter last Sunday. Tuchel’s men are currently sitting in the third position on the Premier League table with 38 points from 18 matches. Below is Chelsea’s full squad against Aston Villa: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Ch...
Paul Canoville names ‘unbelievable player’ in Chelsea squad
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Paul Canoville names ‘unbelievable player’ in Chelsea squad

Former Chelsea winger, Paul Canoville has identified Trevoh Chalobah as an ‘unbelievable player’. Canoville said that Chalobah is so down to earth, adding that the centre-back was given his chance by Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, and he took it. The 59-year-old said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Aston Villa on Boxing Day. “He [Chalobah] is a very humble guy, very honoured,” Canoville told The Sun. “I love what the youth academy has done… Neil Bath especially. “It is a project of getting the young players to understand how the first-team plays and acts. “That is what they have picked up. “As soon as they have come in, right away they understand the system and that’s what makes them gel, that is what makes them not look out of place – they look like...
Carabao Cup: Tuchel to play Chelsea U23, Academy players against Brentford
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Carabao Cup: Tuchel to play Chelsea U23, Academy players against Brentford

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted he may have to field players from the U23s and the academy for their Carabao Cup clash at Brentford. Tuchel said he was “sad” that his team are currently unable to compete at the “highest level”. The Blues have been hit hard by the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and had seven first-team players unavailable for their 0-0 draw at Wolves on Sunday. One of those players – Jorginho – will be able to return for their Carabao Cup quarter-final against Brentford on Wednesday, after it was confirmed he had recorded a false positive, but the other six remain absent. With Chelsea facing a run of four matches in 12 days, Tuchel has now said he may have no choice but to call on the club’s inexperienced young players at Brentford. “They train...
Premier League playing dangerous game – Tuchel after 0-0 draw with Wolves
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Premier League playing dangerous game – Tuchel after 0-0 draw with Wolves

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said the Premier League are playing a dangerous game with players’ safety. The Blues were forced to play their 0-0 draw with Wolves at Molineux on Sunday. The Stamford Bridge club were left angry after their request to move the match was rejected despite recording seven COVID-19 cases in their camp. Some of the affected players include Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi. “We talk a lot about safety and protecting the players, but I’m not so sure we did this today,” Tuchel told Sky Sports. “If we have tomorrow and the next test, the next positive, I would like to speak to the Premier League about what they expect. “We were made to be on the bus and travel together for three hours, we were in meetings together, in dinner ...
Tuchel told player to Sign that’ll Solve Chelsea’s Major Problem this Season
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Tuchel told player to Sign that’ll Solve Chelsea’s Major Problem this Season

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has told Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, to sign Wolves star, Ruben Neves. Merson believes Neves will solve Chelsea’s major problem in midfield this season, adding that he is the type of player missing in Tuchel’s midfield. He stated this ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League tie with Wolves on Sunday. “I think Chelsea are missing Neves,” Merson said on Soccer Saturday. “I think they are missing a player who can spray the ball round the pitch. “[Mateo] Kovacic likes taking players on, Jorginho won’t kick the ball further than 10 yards, just keeps it going, [N’Golo] Kante’s an all-around-the-pitch kind of player. “They have got no one who sprays the ball around, like a [James] Ward-Prowse or a Neves. “The amount of times the...
Tuchel gives injury update on Kante, Kovacic ahead of Everton game
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Tuchel gives injury update on Kante, Kovacic ahead of Everton game

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said midfielder N’Golo Kante will return to training on Tuesday. Mateo Kovacic continues to recover from COVID-19 after suffering with symptoms. The Blues face Everton in the Premier League on Thursday. Tuchel has been without both players for a few games and he is desperate to get midfield reinforcements back to help the Italy international. Kante’s return to training on Tuesday could see him involved on Thursday, while Tuchel remained a little vague on when Kovacic will be available for selection again. “It is absolutely crucial [to have them back] because Jorgi is sacrificing in the middle of the pitch in games like today when you need two players to drive the ball and pick up good spaces in midfield. “It would have been the perfec...
Nobody is bigger than Chelsea – Tuchel warns Rudiger
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Nobody is bigger than Chelsea – Tuchel warns Rudiger

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has warned centre-back, Antonio Rudiger, that ‘nobody is bigger than the club, amid the player’s current contract situation at Stamford Bridge. Rudiger has been impressive for Chelsea since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard in January. The defender has started 14 of Chelsea’s opening 15 Premier League games so far this season. But his contract at Chelsea will expire at the end of the season and he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign teams from January 1, 2022, if an agreement with the Blues over a new deal is not reached by then. Talks over a new deal for Rudiger have hit a stumbling block because Chelsea are believed to be reluctant to meet his demands of a salary in excess of £200,000-a-week. Speaking during his pre-mat...
Tuchel names four Chelsea players that will not play against Leeds
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Tuchel names four Chelsea players that will not play against Leeds

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he will not have four players available for Saturday’s clash against Leeds United. Tuchel admitted he has particular concerns about midfielder, N’Golo Kante. Kante hasn’t played since a 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on November 23. Tuchel is hopeful the France midfielder will return to training next week. “We are always worried when we have to live and play without N’Golo because he is an exceptional and unique player all over the world. “In my personal opinion you cannot find a second N’Golo so of course, we are worried, but I’m also worried if he’s just missing some days. “Now it is a slightly too long break again and we hope that he comes back to team training on Tuesday,” he said. Tuchel also confirmed he w...
I regret playing Lukaku against West Ham, he wasn’t ready – Tuchel
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I regret playing Lukaku against West Ham, he wasn’t ready – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted he was wrong to bring Romelu Lukaku on during their 3-2 defeat to West Ham on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel introduced the Belgian striker in the second half after Kai Havertz picked up an injury. Lukaku made just three appearances following his return from the ankle injury he suffered in October. Tuchel has now said the 28-year-old was not “physically” ready to play 45 minutes of football after the game. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Tuchel said: “It’s my fault. I don’t think he is ready for 45 minutes of physicality but still, we decided to bring him on for his height because we lost Kai. “Kai had a crucial role in defending set-pieces, which is a huge threat from West Ham, so this is on me. I took the decision so it’s ...
I Don’t Know why Mendy has lost Confidence – Tuchel
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I Don’t Know why Mendy has lost Confidence – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted goalkeeper Edouard Mendy seems to have lost some confidence. Mendy’s two errors on Saturday led to two goals in a 3-2 defeat at West Ham United. With the Blues leading 1-0, the Senegal international gave away a penalty that Manuel Lanzini converted. However, Mason Mount put Chelsea back in the lead before the half-time break. A strike by Jarrod Bowen made it 2-2 before Arthur Masuaku caught Mendy out of position to win it for the Hammers. “[Mendy] is going through a rough period, I don’t know why exactly but he seems to have lost a bit of confidence. “His decision making was not on the highest level [on Saturday] but with the first goal we also put him in a really awkward situation. “He could have saved the situation, he...
Chelsea get double boost ahead of West Ham clash
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Chelsea get double boost ahead of West Ham clash

Chelsea has been handed an important double injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Ham United on Saturday afternoon at London Stadium. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed that James Reece and Jorginho have returned to the club’s training ahead of their clash with West Ham this weekend. Tuchel described Reece and Jorginho’s return as ‘massive’. Both players had sustained knocks ahead of the West Ham clash. “It is massive [to have James Reece and Jorginho back]. Reece is the specialist on the side and Jorginho is the guy left from Jova, NG and him from the midfield three in a central role. “We are happy that Jorgi is back in training and we can’t wait for NG and Kova to come back,” Tuchel said. The kick-off time for West Ham vs Chelsea is 1.30 pm...
Watford vs Chelsea: Tuchel reveals player dropped for failing to sign new contract
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Watford vs Chelsea: Tuchel reveals player dropped for failing to sign new contract

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Andreas Christensen is not currently being selected because of his contract stand-off with the club. Tuchel has now challenged the Danish defender to prove his commitment to the Premier League club by signing a new deal Christensen’s current deal expires next year and an extension remains unsigned after the player changed his demands. The 25-year-old has not featured for Chelsea since the international break, having been left on the bench for the last three games. “We have the hope that it (Christensen’s lack of action) influences the contract situation a little bit. “My understanding weeks ago was that Andreas wants the same as me and the club. But we have been waiting a long time for confirmation. “How he acts on the pi...
Chelsea vs Juventus: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League clash revealed [Full list]
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Chelsea vs Juventus: Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League clash revealed [Full list]

Chelsea’s squad to face Juventus in today’s Champions League tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has named a 25-man squad to tackle Juventus at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had lost 1-0 in the reverse fixture in September in Italy. Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 3-0 victory over Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Below is Chelsea’s full squad against Juventus: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, Marcus Bettinelli, Lucas Bergstrom. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Malang Sarr Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Saul Niguez, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Chee...
Leicester City vs Chelsea: Tuchel names squad for EPL game
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Leicester City vs Chelsea: Tuchel names squad for EPL game

Chelsea’s squad to face Leicester City in today’s English Premier League (EPL) tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 23-man squad to tackle Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Burnley in their previous Premier League encounter. The Blues are currently on top of the Premier League table with 26 points from 11 matches. Below is Chelsea’s full squad against Leicester: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Malang Sarr. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Sa...
I won’t interfere in Hudson-Odoi’s England snub – Chelsea coach, Tuchel
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I won’t interfere in Hudson-Odoi’s England snub – Chelsea coach, Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has reacted to Callum Hudson-Odoi’s decision to snub the call up to the England U21 team. Tuchel said he would not interfere, adding that it was Hudson-Odoi’s decision to reject the chance to play for England. DAILY POST reports that the winger recently turned down the opportunity to represent England’s Under-21 side. The 20-year-old was rather expecting a call-up to the senior national team. Speaking on the development ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference on Friday: “It is Callum’s choice and I will not interfere. If there is something to decide, then he needs to decide. “The next chance is tomorrow, if he gets minutes, he needs to take...
Thomas Tuchel didn’t ask Chelsea to sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid
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Thomas Tuchel didn’t ask Chelsea to sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel did not ask the club to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder, Saul Niguez for him, according to Cadena SER. Niguez was brought, in what many people saw as a surprise season-long loan from Atletico Madrid on the final day of the summer transfer window. However, the Spain International has not been able to meet expectations at Stamford Bridge, making just five appearances for the west Londoners this season. Spanish outlet, Cadena SER says that the Blues’ boss had not planned to sign Saul in the summer window and the move was done as a “favour” for the player’s representatives. According to the report, Saul’s parent club, Atletico Madrid already knows that Thomas Tuchel’s side do not want to take up their option of making the loan deal per...
Tuchel takes decision on bringing Mbappe to Chelsea
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Tuchel takes decision on bringing Mbappe to Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has decided not to bring Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe to Stamford Bridge next summer. Tuchel coached Mbappe, who has drawn the interest of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, among others in the past, during his time at PSG. According to El Nacional, Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, has pulled the club out of the race to sign Mbappe on a free transfer at the end of the season following Tuchel’s concerns with the France forward. The report added that Granovskaia is no longer willing to submit a ‘great offer’ for Mbappe after Tuchel communicated his doubts as to whether or not his former player would cooperate with his tactics at Chelsea. Mbappe has rejected talks to extend his contract with PSG. The 22-year-old has only one year left...
Tuchel apologises to Chelsea fans after Newcastle win
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Tuchel apologises to Chelsea fans after Newcastle win

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has apologized to the club’s fans after their Premier League 3-0 win over Newcastle United for missing their chant about him and his team. Chelsea defeated Newcastle on Saturday at St James’ Park, thanks to two goals from Reece James and a strike from Jorginho. Chelsea’s supporters showed their appreciation for Tuchel by chanting his song throughout the encounter. The words to the chant sung by the Chelsea fans goes: “We have got super Thomas Tuchel. He knows exactly what we need. Thiago at the back, Timo in attack. Chelsea’s going to win the Champions League!” However, when asked about the chant, Tuchel told Chelsea TV after the game, “Oh, I didn’t hear it, I’m sorry for that. “I was impressed we had so many supporters here [at St James’ Par...
Tuchel reacts as Man City, Liverpool drop points
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Tuchel reacts as Man City, Liverpool drop points

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said his team will never celebrate whenever their title rivals slip up. The Blues beat Newcastle 3-0 on Saturday to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League table. As they strolled to victory at St James’ Park, Liverpool threw away a two-goal lead against Brighton to draw 2-2. Champions City were shocked 2-0 at home by Crystal Palace, with Aymeric Laporte getting a straight red card before the break. Tuchel is however refusing to be carried away. “There will never be a moment where we celebrate the results on the other pitches. “It’s first of all far too early, second of all we want to focus on ourselves and third of all what goes around comes around, we don’t do this, there’s a long way to go. “If you think we are ev...
Newcastle vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms three top players to miss EPL clash
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Newcastle vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms three top players to miss EPL clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Mateo Kovacic is facing “some weeks” on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury in training. Kovacic has enjoyed an impressive season so far, scoring once and providing five assists in nine Premier League appearances. The 27-year-old midfielder has started eight of the games but could now be ruled out until after the international break in November. It is a fresh blow for Tuchel, who is already missing forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. “We had very sad news on Thursday. He injured himself in the last minute of training. “He suffered a hamstring injury and will be out for some weeks. He will be out for the next week, for sure. Hopefully, after the international break he will be back,” Tuchel told reporters a...
Carabao Cup: Tuchel reveals three Chelsea players sustained injury during training
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Carabao Cup: Tuchel reveals three Chelsea players sustained injury during training

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that the trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all picked up injuries in training on Monday. The Blues needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Southampton and qualify for the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night. The game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, as Che Adams cancelled out Kai Havertz’s opener. Tuchel admitted after the game that his team selection was impacted after three players suffered injuries the day before on the training pitch. Azpilicueta has a shoulder problem, Christensen has been forced into minor surgery on a tooth issue and Loftus-Cheek has injured his hip. “We hope Azpi is back for the weekend. He had a shoulder injury yesterday in training when he fell on it. It’s very painf...
Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel confirms changes for Carabao Cup tie
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Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel confirms changes for Carabao Cup tie

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that he will make some changes when his side host Southampton in tonight’s Carabao Cup round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Southampton clash. Chelsea head to the game following a 7-0 win over Norwich City at the weekend. “There will be some changes, how much I don’t know yet,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “Sometimes you can never be fully sure, do you interrupt a good flow, is it better to keep everybody in there and playing to keep the momentum going or is it the moment to give some players a rest? “But we have an excellent department at Cobham that helps us take these decisions – the guys who do the analysing, the guys who do the...
Conte ‘interested’ in replacing Solskjaer as Man Utd manager
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Conte ‘interested’ in replacing Solskjaer as Man Utd manager

Former Inter Milan and Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, is reportedly interested in becoming the next manager of Manchester United. Conte has been out of work since he left the San Siro after winning the Serie A at Inter. Before his two-season stint with Inter, the Italian led Chelsea to the Premier League title and FA Cup during a successful stint at Stamford Bridge. A mixed start to the campaign has raised questions of whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, now into his third full season, is capable of winning silverware as United boss. Journalist Duncan Castles claims Zinedine Zidane, who left Real Madrid at the end of last season, is also in the running for the United job. “Conte’s position, I’m told, is that he is interested in the Manchester United job but not without restrict...
Chelsea vs Norwich City: Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash confirmed
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Chelsea vs Norwich City: Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

Chelsea’s squad to face Norwich City in today’s Premier League tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel named a 21-man squad to tackle Norwich at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 4-0 victory over Malmo in the Champions League in midweek. Below is Chelsea’s full squad against Norwich: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount. Forwards: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz. The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Norwich is ...
Chelsea facing striker crisis with Lukaku, Werner injured
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Chelsea facing striker crisis with Lukaku, Werner injured

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel is facing a striker crisis after Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner both went off injured against Malmo on Wednesday night. The Blues went on to win 4-0 in the Champions League clash, thanks to goals from Jorginho (2), Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz. However, their emphatic victory was marred by the knocks picked up by their key frontmen. Lukaku was forced off with a suspected ankle injury in the 20th minute, as he went down under a challenge inside the box. Werner soon followed him off the bench, with what appeared to be a hamstring problem. Tuchel will be hoping that either or both strikers are fit for this weekend’s Premier League game against bottom team Norwich City.
Tuchel singles out Chelsea player after 1-0 win at Brentford
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Tuchel singles out Chelsea player after 1-0 win at Brentford

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has hailed Edouard Mendy’s heroics after their 1-0 victory at Brentford on Saturday. Mendy made a couple of fantastic saves as the Blues took all three points in the West London Derby, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s superb volley in the first half. “We were very strong for 70 minutes and very lucky for 20 minutes, to sum it up. “We escaped with the three points thanks to Edouard (Mendy). “It was like a cup game at the end; they took risks and the atmosphere gave them a lot of courage,” Tuchel told the media after the game. On what he expected from Brentford, he added: “They play like this from the start, it was a lot of effort to not allow them to create this energy, and we put lots of effort into collecting second balls in midfield; we put a lot ...
Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m not interested in five Chelsea players nominated – Tuchel
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Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m not interested in five Chelsea players nominated – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has brutally dismissed five members of his squad nominated for this year’s Ballon D’Or. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku all made the 30-man shortlist. Although Tuchel said he is “super happy” for them, he made it clear he does not care for individual awards. Ahead of their Premier League at Brentford on Saturday, Tuchel was asked about his players receiving a nomination for this year’s Ballon d’Or. “Do you believe me if I tell you that I don’t even know who it is on the list? “I’m not into these single, individual awards. I believe this is a team effort. I believe what we did last season, for these players on the list, was a team effort. “We were more than just single players, we were a tea...
Alonso Predicts what’ll happen to Saul Niguez Chelsea
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Alonso Predicts what’ll happen to Saul Niguez Chelsea

Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso, has predicted that teammate, Saul Niguez, will turn out to be ‘very good’ for the Blues despite his slow start at Stamford Bridge. Niguez joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day. But the 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact under Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, so far this season. The midfielder was hauled off at halftime during his Premier League debut against Aston Villa last month. Speaking on Niguez’s slow start at Chelsea, Alonso told Cadena SER: “Well, he’s a newcomer. “He’s in the adaptation phase, but he is a great player and he is going to be very good for us.” Niguez will hope to feature for Chelsea in their next game against Brentford after the international break.
Tino Livramento speaks on leaving Chelsea for Southampton
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Tino Livramento speaks on leaving Chelsea for Southampton

Former Chelsea right-back, Tino Livramento, has revealed his feelings after his departure from Stamford Bridge in the summer. Livramento left Chelsea for Southampton in the summer transfer window. The 18-year-old failed to make first-team football under Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, at the West London club. Speaking to the Mirror, Livramento said: “Regrets? It would have been nice to play a game, but I had to think about what was best for me. “Being young, I have always wanted to just play first-team football as soon as possible. “I feel like if I stayed there [Chelsea], things wouldn’t have happened as quickly as now. “It was a hard decision for everyone involved. They agreed that it was best for me as well and they have always looked after me.”
EPL: Tuchel gives Reasons for Chelsea’s Struggles this Season
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EPL: Tuchel gives Reasons for Chelsea’s Struggles this Season

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted his players are struggling to cope with the pressure of fighting for major honours this season. The Blues head into today’s Premier League home fixture against Southampton having suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats. First, they lost to Manchester City last weekend in the league and then in the Champions League at Juventus on Wednesday. Chelsea are considered among the favourites for the title this season, having signed Romelu Lukaku for €115 million from Inter Milan. However, the European champions find themselves looking to bounce back after a difficult week. “It is important that I feel the whole team is a little bit stuck in expectations. “I don’t know why. Maybe of our success, maybe of the expectations that c...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Juventus clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Juventus clash

Chelsea will be without midfielder N’Golo Kante for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Juventus. Kante is also likely to miss this weekend’s Premier League game against Southampton. The France international has endured a stop-start beginning to the 2021/2022 season having been hampered by a groin injury. The 30-year-old is now set for a further spell on the sidelines due to illness, according to Goal. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has used Kante carefully since his return, limiting him to a 45-minute cameo against Tottenham and Aston Villa. He was also taken off after one hour, as the Blues lost 1-0 to Manchester City on Saturday. Tuchel will have to shuffle his pack against Juventus, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek pushing for a start following his impr...
Juventus vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms injury doubt ahead of Champions League clash
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Juventus vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms injury doubt ahead of Champions League clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is unsure if Mason Mount will be fit for their Champions League clash against Juventus on Wednesday. Tuchel noted that it will be a “matter of hours” to decide if Mount makes the trip or not. The England midfielder missed Saturday’s loss to Manchester City due to a “minor knock”. Mount has not recovered sufficiently enough for Tuchel to rely on his presence against the Serie A giants. “I absolutely don’t know, we have to see. “In the end it will be a matter of hours as to whether he makes it or not,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s website. The Blues defeated Zenit 1-0 in their opening group game on Match Day 1.
Chelsea vs Man City: It does not take a miracle to beat Guardiola – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man City: It does not take a miracle to beat Guardiola – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said “it does not take a miracle” to beat Manchester City. Tuchel has defeated Pep Guardiola’s team three consecutive times since he arrived at Stamford Bridge in January. The Blues host City on Saturday three months after beating them in last season’s Champions League final, a victory which followed on from successes in their FA Cup semifinal and a Premier League meeting at Etihad Stadium. Chelsea can move six points clear of the champions with another win. “We have the positive experiences and we know how tough it feels at half-time in the dressing room, how much work we put into it, what kind of input was needed. “We know very well what it takes to have the possibility to win. I have the feeling it does not take a miracl...
Chelsea vs Man City: Head-to-head stats, Owen, Merson, Lawrenson’s verdict on EPL tie
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Chelsea vs Man City: Head-to-head stats, Owen, Merson, Lawrenson’s verdict on EPL tie

Chelsea will host Manchester City in an English Premier League, EPL, tie on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is yet to lose to Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola as Blues coach since replacing Frank Lampard at the west London club in January, 2021. Tuchel has won all three of his meetings with Guardiola, one victory in the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League triumph. Guardiola’s men are coming for revenge on Saturday as they look to end Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the 2021/22 season. None of the last 12 Premier League fixtures between Chelsea and Man City have been drawn, with Chelsea winning five to Man City’s seven. Chelsea are presently on top of the Premier League table with 13 points from 5 games, while ...
Chelsea vs Man City: What I expect from EPL clash – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man City: What I expect from EPL clash – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that he expects a ’50/50′ match when his side clashes with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. The German explained that he also expected Chelsea to suffer against the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game after beating Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, while Man City defeated Wycombe. Tuchel said, “I expect nothing less than a 50/50 match tomorrow. We want to fight to have a better outcome. “We have done it a few times, but we know how much we suffered in those matches, and we will have to do that tomorrow.” The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Man City is 12.30 pm.
Tuchel reveals plan for Werner after Lukaku’s arrival
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Tuchel reveals plan for Werner after Lukaku’s arrival

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he has a “clear impression” of how Timo Werner can play alongside Romelu Lukaku. Werner has struggled since he signed from RB Leipzig last summer and many have criticised his performances. Many have questioned if Lukaku’s arrival from Inter Milan would see the German striker sidelined. Lukaku is a natural No.9, but often prefers the right half-space, while Werner loves the left channel to attack into, suggesting the two could click well together. And after a convincing 3-0 win over London rivals Tottenham, Tuchel is confident he knows how best Werner can thrive alongside the club’s record signing. Tuchel said: “He can play with Romelu. He did very well in the last 25/30 minutes versus Tottenham. “It gave us a clear ...
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Tuchel gives injury Update ahead of Carabao Cup tie
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Tuchel gives injury Update ahead of Carabao Cup tie

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, will not have Christian Pulisic available for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa. According to the German, the game will come too soon for Pulisic, who is recovering from an ankle problem. The 23-year-old picked up the injury during USA’s 4-1 win over Honduras. Since then, Pulisic has missed Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League and Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Tuchel said: “I think for Christian the game against Villa is maybe a bit too close. I hope I’m wrong but this is my impression. “He’s not in training so far but let’s see tomorrow. Maybe if he had a good progression today, it’s possible. It would be super nice for us to have him but for me, ...

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