Tuchel explains why he dropped Gilmour from the Chelsea squad against Wolves

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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour wasn’t named in the 20-man squad for the goalless draw against Wolves on Wednesday.

Gilmour was a regular on Chelsea’s bench under Lampard but missed out entirely on Wednesday night, as Tuchel instead opted to include outcasts Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri in his first matchday squad.

Asked about Gilmour’s Chelsea future after his snub on Wednesday, Tuchel said: “I wanted to take the weight off [his] shoulders.

“I have no trusts issued but I wanted to give the responsibility in this special moment to a bit more experienced players.

“I have a good impressive of Billy. He is a very strategic guy, very, very high level of game understanding.

“Very good in the first contact, very, very clever in positioning. We will se if he has the physical level to play at the highest level, we will see that but he is super quick with his feet and decision-making.

“Very, very good in positioning so for me, we have 21 or 22 field players available, and playing in three competitions there is no need for us to get rid of players.”

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