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Every word Thomas Tuchel said on Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Tammy Abraham and “demanding” Chelsea
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Every word Thomas Tuchel said on Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Tammy Abraham and “demanding” Chelsea

What is the latest injury news? Thiago Silva and Hudson-Odoi OK? Callum's no issue at all, he was training fully with the team yesterday. Thiago made his first training with the team, but did not finish the last exercise – not of any pain or anything, just to be aware of not taking a risk. I assume he is in training today but he is not at 100 percent, so he will not join the squad for Liverpool. Tammy had some problems yesterday on the ankle again, so let's see how this works out. On Tammy, how can you get the best out of him? I think so, and this is my job to push him to his limits. We will not stop doing this in supporting him. This was a tough decision, but when things are like now, with hopefully nobody injured, we have these decisions to make. It's a part of my job which I do not l...
Every word Thomas Tuchel said on Chelsea’s superb win against Atletico Madrid and Olivier Giroud
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Every word Thomas Tuchel said on Chelsea’s superb win against Atletico Madrid and Olivier Giroud

Wonderful goal from Giroud, are you proud of him and the team? I’m not proud of it because I had nothing to do with it. So it was not my achievement. I am super happy for my players and the team for such a big reward. We actually can read it on the score line that we have the result against top opponents. It was very important that we are absolutely concentrated over all 96 minutes. That we also accept that it’s very hard to create chances, but we did all that and it was a very good team effort. If you can’t play the second leg in London, happy to come back to Bucharest? First of all, I hope truly that we play at Stamford Bridge if it is possible. If we cannot play at Stamford Bridge then we will find a good solution that suits everybody and that is possible. I can tell you that it was ...
Chelsea press conference live: Thomas Tuchel on Newcastle, Ziyech, Silva, Werner and Havertz
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Chelsea press conference live: Thomas Tuchel on Newcastle, Ziyech, Silva, Werner and Havertz

Hello and welcome to live coverage of Thomas Tuchel’s pre-match press conference ahead of Chelea’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Monday. The Blues made it safely through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup on Thursday night by beating Barnsley 1-0 at Oakwell, Tammy Abraham scoring the only goal of the game in the 64th minute. Chelsea were far from their best as Tuchel made ten changes to the team that was victorious over Sheffield United in the top flight the previous game. The German head coach is now five games unbeaten since replacing Frank Lampard at the helm and a fourth win in succession in the Premier League could see his team leapfrog Liverpool into the top four, an area Chelsea haven't been in since mid-December. The Blues have injury concerns over German duo Ka...
Chelsea press conference live: Thomas Tuchel’s official unveiling, injury latest and Burnley
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Chelsea press conference live: Thomas Tuchel’s official unveiling, injury latest and Burnley

Hello and welcome along to live coverage of Thomas Tuchel’s first pre-match press conference as Chelsea host Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The new Blues manager got his managerial career in west London underway on Wednesday in what was a bit of an anti-climax, a 0-0 draw with Wolves just 24 hours after he was officially announced as Frank Lampard’s replacement. Tuchel admitted he made some “unfair” team selections as he went with experience for his first game and also switched formation from Lampard’s 4-3-3, going with three central defenders and two wing-backs. Chelsea completed 820 passes against Wolves and recorded 79.4% possession across the 90 minutes but a lot of it was in front of the visitors. It was only when Mason Mount arrived on the pitch with ten minutes that some o...
Every word Frank Lampard said on Mount’s critics, Werner’s form and Chelsea’s trip to Leicester
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Every word Frank Lampard said on Mount’s critics, Werner’s form and Chelsea’s trip to Leicester

Team news ahead of the game? Andreas Christensen's available and N'Golo Kante unfortunately isn't, his hamstring isn't ready. Fikayo Tomori, was a regular but now down the pecking order. Why? I don't think there's any 'when did it start to go wrong', Fikayo's a developing player. As a squad we had four centre-backs last year, and you can't play four in one game. And you try to find consistency at different times. At one point Fikayo was in that, and then later on not so much. And this year we have five centre-backs, so the predicament is difficult for centre-backs who are not playing regularly. And that's why he may go out on loan for his development, he's a young player and he's had a huge rise in the last two or so seasons since I've been working with him, and that will continue, and ...