Worried Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel Names 5 Injured First-Team Stars As Blues Drop More PL Points

Worried Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel Names 5 Injured First-Team Stars As Blues Drop More PL Points

  • Thomas Tuchel seems to be having troubled times at the Stamford Bridge as a number of Chelsea stars are injured
  • The Blues were defeated by West ham United over the weekend as Chelsea drop to third on the Premier League table
  • According to Tuchel, five of his stars are struggling with injuries as Kai Havertz and Marcos Alonso have joined the list

The manager of Premier League club Chelsea, Thomsa Tuchel, has lamented that quite a number of his first-team players are suffering various degrees of injuries, SunSport reports.

Chelsea dropped points in the Premier League following their 2-3 loss to West Ham on Saturday, a match the Blues lost two more players to the injury list.

It was gathered that Kai Havertz had to withdraw himself at half time of the game against the Hammers after he was challenged by ex-team-mate Kurt Zouma.

Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel worried about number of injuries within the Chelsea squad. Photo: Darren Walsh
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Late in the game, Marcos Alonso was also taken out after he reportedly experienced back pains as he had been deputizing for Ben Chilwell who is out injured for at least six weeks.

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The Blues boss disclosed in a post-match conference that Jorginho has also been battling with his own problem.

He said via One Football:

"Kai has huge pain, Marcos Alonso has back pain, so it's another two substitutes due to injury.
"I have no idea when N’Golo Kante will be back and we're missing also Mateo Kovacic for five or six weeks.
"Also Jorginho is playing with a hip pain since many days and you can see it."

Tuchel also slammed his side for giving away 'easy goals' against David Moyes' men, though refused to blame goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for the defeat.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has dismissed calls from a section of fans and pundits to drop Edouard Mendy following his side's 3-2 defeat to West Ham.

Mendy has managed to establish himself as one of the most solid shot-stoppers across Europe since his switch to Stamford Bridge from Rennes in 2020.

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However, he had a game to forget during the Blues' trip to West Ham as he conceded a penalty midway through the match after he brought down Jarrod Bowen in the area.

Chelsea named 2021 Club of the Year during Ballond’Or

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea were named the 2021 Club of the Year at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony hosted at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on the night of Monday, November 29.

The Blues had a successful 2021, with both the men's and women's teams shining.

Success for the academy, women's and men's team subsequently saw Chelsea bag the inaugural award at the gala night.

Source: SportsBrief.com