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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel dropped Timo Werner to the bench for Sunday’s goalless draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech started in place of Werner.
On his decision to start Ziyech over Werner, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “He’s a different kind of player. He deserves it now, he had a good impact in the game versus Atletico.
“It was the feeling to give Timo a little break, to have him from the bench, to have him again fresh also for the fixture against Liverpool.
“He was also a bit tired. I felt he was a little bit tired after so many games in a row so I give him a rest and let the other guys perform who deserve that.”