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Tuchel reveals why Pulisic and Silva missed the Sheffield match

Mon 08 February 2021 | 6:03

Timo Werner set up both goals for Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Sheffield but substituted in the 75th minute to add to the list of the Blues’ injured players.

"Christian has some family issues to resolve and family is always first so we decided to give him a rest for this game,"

Tuchel

said.

"With Thiago, we are fighting for him every day but he will be for sure out for the FA Cup so it will take time.

"It will be several days but we have set the goal, I would like him back for maybe Southampton, that’s realistic but also ambitious. I know Thiago, he will do everything to be ready as soon as possible but it is a muscle injury so you cannot take any risk."

Despite

Werner’s

injury,

Tuchel

admitted he had no concerns about the 24-year-old's condition:

"I’m not sure how you say it in English, you call it a 'dead leg' or something?

"That describes it well. It’s not serious, It is very painful for him at this moment but now, I think he’ll be fine."

Werner

gave more details on his injury in his post-match interview:

"The 10-15 minutes after was hard. I told the manager he should take me off because it was a tight game. In the end, it is better to have 11 fit players on the pitch rather than 10 and a half."

 


source: SportMob