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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour was not named in Thomas Tuchel’s 20-man squad for the goalless draw against Manchester United on Sunday and hasn’t featured for the club since impressing in an FA Cup win against Barnsley.
Tuchel admits it was hard to leave out Gilmour and claims the midfielder was simply suffering the fate that others have recently due to the size of Chelsea’s squad.
“‘It was also a hard decision for Billy Gilmour, because Billy played very well in the Cup,” said Tuchel.
“He’s been very, very strong in training. He gets also the hard decision and it was about judging all the alternatives we have.
“It’s a decision. We had this decision in the first game I think for Andreas Christensen, and we had it already for Emerson. This is the way it is.”