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Thomas Tuchel confirms defender out of Club World Cup

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2022 by Caughtoffside.com52 hits

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that full-back Reece James will not feature for the Blues in this year’s Club World Cup. Following their Champions League win last season, the Blues are one of two automatically seeded teams who will advance to the competition’s semi-final. The teams the Londoners could face on February 9 are Monterrey, Al Ahly, Al Jazira or Al-Hilal. ...Full Story »

Thomas Tuchel urges fans to ‘show respect’ after Antonio Rudiger hit by lighter

Posted Monday, January 24, 2022 by PA48 hits

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has urged fans to curb their risky behaviour to protect English football’s “unique atmosphere” after Antonio Rudiger was struck by a lighter thrown from the away supporters during Sunday’s win over Tottenham.Rudiger was hit during the Blues’ 2-0 Premier League victory at Stamford Bridge, earned thanks to second-half goals from Hakim Ziyech...Full Story »

Brentford boss Thomas Frank: Emotions got better of me at end of Wolves defeat

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2022 by PA23 hits

Thomas Frank admitted his emotions got the better of him after he was sent off at the final whistle of Brentford’s bizarre Premier League defeat to Wolves.The Bees were beaten 2-1 in a match dogged by delays including a 20-minute stoppage for a drone flying overhead.There were crazy scenes at Brentford’s Community Stadium as both sets of players were forced off the pitch while the dr...Full Story »

Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka suspended for Arsenal against Burnley

Posted Friday, January 21, 2022 by PA36 hits

Arsenal will be without two key midfielders as they welcome Burnley to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Both Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey are suspended for the game with the pair sent off in either leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Liverpool.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s involvement remains up in the air while Cedric Soares (hip), Bernd Leno (back) and Calum ...Full Story »

Chelsea need to ‘recharge batteries’ after draw with Brighton – Thomas Tuchel

Posted Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by PA41 hits

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea need to “recharge the batteries” after blaming tiredness for their lacklustre performance in the 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton.The European champions’ fading title hopes suffered another setback after Hakim Ziyech’s first-half opener was cancelled out by stand-in Albion skipper Adam Webster.Chelsea topped the table as recently as the start...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Tuchel: Why I won't change system to suit Lukaku

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Tribalfootball.com57 hits

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says they won't change their style of play to help Romelu Lukaku. Tuchel took aim at the frontman after the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City, having criticised him for surrendering possession cheaply. Lukaku also squandered his side's biggest chance in the second half, their only shot on target. And when questioned on how the team can do more to aid the £98millio...Full Story »

Thomas Tuchel keen to stay at Chelsea until contract runs out in 2024 but wary of 'history' at Stamford Bridge

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Skysports.com45 hits

Thomas Tuchel says he would like to see out his contract at Chelsea, but concedes "history tells us that it's not that easy". Chelsea handed Tuchel a two-year extension at the end of last season, which would keep him at the club until June 2024, after he led them to Champions League glory within five months of his arrival in west London. If the German is able to avoid the sack until then, he...Full Story »

Thomas Tuchel rips into Romelu Lukaku over “many” mistakes in Chelsea’s Man City loss

Posted Sunday, January 16, 2022 by hits

Thomas Tuchel did not shy away from commenting about Romelu Lukaku’s performance during Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City. In what will surely turn out to be a decisive Premier League title clash, the Citizens stretched their gap at the top of the Premier League table by 13 points after Kevin de Bruyne's wonderful effort on 70 minutes secured all three points for Pep Guardio...Full Story »

Thomas Tuchel confirms yet another Chelsea player has tested positive for Covid ahead of Man City test

Posted Saturday, January 15, 2022 by Caughtoffside.com53 hits

Things are going from bad to worse for Thomas Tuchel at present, after he confirmed at Friday morning’s press conference that another Chelsea player has tested positive for Covid. At this point in the season, where the Blues are already 10 points behind Premier League leaders, Manchester City, a full-strength squad is the bare minimum that Tuchel requires to be able to chip away at that...Full Story »

Thomas Tuchel pleased with Chelsea’s professionalism in FA Cup victory

Posted Sunday, January 09, 2022 by PA36 hits

Thomas Tuchel hailed Chelsea’s professionalism in settling their FA Cup third-round clash with Chesterfield before half-time.The Blues cruised past their National League opponents 5-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, racing into a 4-0 half-time lead before a raft of withdrawals to keep players fresh.Teen debutant Lewis Hall laid on a goal for Romelu Lukaku, with the returning Belgium strike...Full Story »

Thomas Frank hails ‘brilliant’ Bryan Mbeumo following 21-minute FA Cup hat-trick

Posted Sunday, January 09, 2022 by PA34 hits

Thomas Frank praised Bryan Mbeumo for his 21-minute hat-trick that earned Brentford a 4-1 victory over Port Vale in the third round of the FA Cup.Mbeumo came off the bench in the 62nd minute and added to Marcus Forss’ first-half opener with three goals at Vale Park.“It’s brilliant I must say,” said Frank. “He’s been brilliant for us this year in the Premier Le...Full Story »

Brandon Thomas-Asante on target as Salford secure victory at Newport

Posted Sunday, January 09, 2022 by PA18 hits

Salford took advantage of the lack of fans at the normally raucous Rodney Parade to record a comfortable 2-0 victory over Newport.The match was played behind closed doors due to Welsh government restrictions and the hosts certainly missed the backing of their supporters.League Two top scorer Dom Telford should have put Newport ahead in the 11th minute but he failed to get enough power behind his...Full Story »

Tuchel hails Havertz after forward broke his finger scoring against Spurs

Posted Thursday, January 06, 2022 by PA29 hits

Thomas Tuchel has hailed Kai Havertz for playing through the pain of a “horrible” broken finger in Chelsea’s 2-0 Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg win over Tottenham.Havertz’s fifth goal of the season put Chelsea in charge against a miserable Spurs, but the Germany forward suffered a nasty broken finger in the tumble that followed his early finish.The 22-year-old battled o...Full Story »

LUK, I'M SORRY Romelu Lukaku issues apology to Chelsea fans, Thomas Tuchel & team-mates ‘for upset I caused’ after bombshell interview

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2022 by hits

The Belgian striker last week said he would '100 per cent still be at Inter' if they'd offered him a new contract, riling Blues fans and causing him to be dropped for the 2-2 draw with Liverpool. Romelu Lukaku has said sorry to Chelsea fans for his recent bombshell interview Credit: PA It recently emerged Lukaku was advised not to do the interview and was surprised by the 'brutal' reaction. B...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku ‘will stay our player’, says Thomas Tuchel after dropping star man

Posted Monday, January 03, 2022 by PA65 hits

Thomas Tuchel has insisted Romelu Lukaku “will stay our player” despite showdown talks slated for Monday over the Chelsea striker’s controversial comments on his Stamford Bridge situation.Blues boss Tuchel hailed an “immense” comeback as Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic struck to claim a 2-2 Premier League draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge – and all wi...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to 'axe' Romelu Lukaku as punishment after bombshell interview

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2022 by hits

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly considering dropping star striker Romelu Lukaku for his bombshell interview with Sky Italia as the Blues prepare for a crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool. The Belgian appeared to criticise Tuchel's tactics in the controversial chat and revealed that he would like to return to former club Inter Milan. The interview, which was conducted three weeks...Full Story »

Lukaku 'not happy' with Tuchel's system at Chelsea as striker talks up future Inter return

Posted Friday, December 31, 2021 by Goal.com79 hits

The Belgian striker expressed his frustration with the Blues' current system and admits he would like to return to Serie A Romelu Lukaku admits he is not happy with his current situation at Chelsea. The striker is working his way back to full fitness, having been limited to just five Premier League appearances since mid-October due to an injury and a bout of Covid-19. The 28-year-old, who h...Full Story »

'Everything against Chelsea!' - Tuchel bemoans referee decisions & injuries in Brighton draw

Posted Thursday, December 30, 2021 by Goal.com73 hits

The manager is fed up with how things have gone for the Blues during a difficult month of December A frustrated Thomas Tuchel fumed that everything is going against Chelsea after a late Danny Welbeck equaliser condemned his side to a damaging 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday. The Blues boss was infuriated with the lack of VAR intervention when Christian Pulisic appealed for a penalty in t...Full Story »

Stupid to think Covid and injury-hit Chelsea in title race – Thomas Tuchel

Posted Thursday, December 30, 2021 by PA43 hits

Thomas Tuchel has insisted Chelsea would be “stupid” to think they can compete for the Premier League title with their Covid-19 and injury-ravaged squad.Danny Welbeck’s added-time header stunned the embattled Blues to steal Brighton a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.Romelu Lukaku’s early header ensured Chelsea leapfrogged Liverpool into second place, but the Blues only lead J...Full Story »

Thomas Tuchel admits Romelu Lukaku risk after striker inspires Chelsea victory

Posted Monday, December 27, 2021 by PA67 hits

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted he took a fitness risk with Romelu Lukaku after the striker’s game-changing impact at Aston Villa.The forward came off the bench at the break with the score locked at 1-1 to inspire the visitors to a 3-1 win on Sunday.His first Premier League goal since September’s brace against Villa put Chelsea ahead and he then won an added-time penalty for Jorg...Full Story »

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