Tuchel refuses to rest any Chelsea players for Arsenal match

The Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has got an FA Cup Final and a Champions League Final coming up, but he has absolutely no intention of resting players for tonight’s game against Arsenal despite the risks involved.

Leicester moved back to 2 points ahead of Chelsea after their win at Old Trafford last night, and Tuchel only wants to regain third place and confirm the Blues place in next season’s Champions League in case they don’t beat Man City in the Big Final.

He did confirm that neither Mateo Kovacic nor Andreas Christensen would be fit for the game, but insists that everyone else is available for selection. ‘We just have an eye on the players’ workload and on the statistics that we have, who is maybe overloaded on high speed and from that we will decide who is at risk of injury. Everyone who is not at risk of injury will be available for the game.” Tuchel told the official Chelsea website.

‘It’s not the time to manage the game on Saturday now. Now is the time to manage the game on Wednesday. We’re in the middle of a race for the top four and cannot judge games.’

It is true that Kovacic and Christensen are both important players for Chelsea, but they have such a large and talented squad that he will be putting out an awesome team whatever happens. And I am sure all of them will be trying to cement a place in Tuchel’s Cup Final selections, so we can’t expect them to give Arsenal and easy ride….

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10 Comments

  1. siamois says:

    Isn’t it what all managers say?the most important game is the one in front of us!

  2. Wyoming says:

    Mind you Chelsea is not guaranteed CL football next season by any means.
    Despite a wonderful run including making the CL final Chelsea could lose against Man City, end up in the Europy league and lose the FA Cup final. With the way Abramovich operates Tuchel would most likely get the sack.
    Weird to think Tuchel not Arteta is most at risk of losing his job

    1. SueP says:

      The way your mind works Wyoming….

    2. Pirate Dandy says:

      😂 the irony

    3. baysman says:

      this is how arsenal supporters need chelsea to be but is not

    4. David says:

      Foolish comment

    5. Parker says:

      Aren’t Arsenal fans deluded? Chelsea already beat Man City. If they beat Arsenal today and United Manage go beat Liverpool tomorrow, they have qualified. Lol

  3. Drayton Sage says:

    Well, he rested Mount, Chilwell and Thiago Silva against City at the weekend. They weren’t even in the squad.

    Aside from that, I’m not quite sure I understand the point being made here. All he says is that the players that aren’t at imminent risk of injury will be considered for the game. How is that different from a manager’s usual approach?

  4. Ayan says:

    I doubt if we can beat Chelsea now! They are the most in- form team now. Arsenal with Arteta…. hmmmn, not optimistic at all.

  5. Eugene Queku Ukas Darlington says:

    Some pple dnt accept the fact that Chelsea are on form and playing very well….Thomas Tuchel has surprise everyone and his going to Win 2 trophies this season and add up the league nxt season

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