Tuchel sends strong message to unhappy Pulisic. The American is yet to start a league game under Tuchel

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has laid down the gauntlet to Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, telling the American international that he has to ‘earn’ a spot in his Chelsea team.

Pulisic is yet to start a Premier League game for Chelsea since Tuchel’s appointment as Chelsea boss and reports claim he will make a decision on his Chelsea future at the end of the season.

“When you sign and play for Chelsea, it’s part of the job description to be patient and impatient at the same time. All of my players are competitors and they want to play every minute,” Tuchel said.

“At the same time, when you’re not selected, you have to stay patient and not lose confidence.

“When it was possible for him to start around Sheffield United and Barnsley, one game came too soon and Barnsley wasn’t easy.

“If you turn it around, it’s the duty of the players to show up and really earn to play. This is what Christian does.

“I feel him in the last days very positive and doing the very best in his situation.”

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