Tuchel admits his lineup was unfair

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New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel named a very experienced lineup to face Wolves in our Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

The likes of Mason Mount, Reece James, Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham were dropped to the bench, while Timo Werner didn’t even make an appearance.

Speaking before the game, Tuchel admitted that he named an unfair team for the game as he’s yet to know his best side after just one training session.

The new Blues boss said: “You cannot imagine the last 48 or 72 hours, it’s been a bit surreal but we are here now and playing a match with Chelsea. It is amazing but at the same time a bit crazy the last few days.

“We will see if I put any messages across. I was happy to be on the pitch. There’s nothing to be afraid of, we tried to work on some details and encouraged the guys to do their best today.

“We will attack and we will play great football, for scoring and creating chances. When I think of Chelsea football it’s an intense game teams with a winning mentality who can defend well and are hard and strong, stay compact as a group.

“We have a good mix of youth and experience and encourage them to play an attacking style. Today the choices were totally unfair because how can I make choices after one session where everyone was really focused and really open to all things.

“It’s the most unfair line-up we ever do because there is no reason to give to players who aren’t in the line-up. We chose a bit more experience today and in a moment that is not easy in the middle of the season. The place we are is not where we should be, the tension is high so we went for a bit of experience.”

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