The German coach clarified his decision to leave the Blues player out of the pitch for their upcoming game.
manager, Thomas Tuchel, explained his decision to leaveHakim Ziyech
out of their squad for their Sunday match againstBurnley
The Moroccan, who joined the Blues in 2019 for €40 million (£35m/$50m), did not make his first debut for Chelsea until he was passing his fitness struggles on October 7th to earn him a regular spot on the team.
Following Frank Lampard’s sacking and Tuchel’s arrival there has been a number of alternations on Chelsea’s line-up including Ziyech’s stance with the team.
The 47-year-old, who kept Ziyech out while includingTammy Abraham
, andMason Mount
in their line-up, said:
"He [Ziyech] has been in a bit of overload since five weeks so he has a bit of a risk of getting injured if he plays more than say 30 minutes. For that, we decided to take a break now to go out of the risk zone."
Still the 27-year-old hopes to make it for their Thursday match againstTottenham
as his team stands in the 10th position of thePremier League