Rio Ferdinand explains why Tuchel benched Mount, Pulisic and Reece James

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Chelsea played out a goalless draw against Wolves, in what was Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge of Chelsea.

The German gaffer dropped the likes of Reece James, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount to the bench, and there was no place for Billy Gilmour on the bench.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand in his analysis on BT Sport revealed that the new Chelsea boss rather went for experience than anything else.

Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: “It tells me he’s gone with experience, people he probably knows a bit better.

“If you look on the bench Mason Mount’s on there he’s started the last 10 games and probably been their most consistent player he’ll seething I’m sure.

“Reece James, he’s there. Timo Werner, a new signing, he’s on the bench. Christian Pulisic a player he brought through at Dortmund. He’s gone with experience.”

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