Tuchel’s massive injury boost ahead of facing Liverpool

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hasn’t really had much injury worries since taking over as Chelsea manager in January.

At most, only one or two players are usually out per time, as he tends to have the core of his team’s usually available per game.

For almost a month now, Chelsea have been without veteran defender Thiago Silva, who suffered a thigh injury in the first half against Tottenham, and hasn’t featured since then.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was also subbed off in the game against Manchester United on Sunday, as he was seen with an ice pack on his left thigh after being taken off at half-time.

Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi is back and ready to face Liverpool on Thursday, but the game against the Merseyside outfit may have come too soon for Thiago Silva.

“[He was] a little bit injured,” Tuchel explained, while speaking about Hudson-Odoi at his post-match press conference against Manchester United.

“The reason [he was replaced] was a tactical reason and a little injury, a combination, because we switched to a back-five in defence and covered the wide position from [Marcus] Rashford in between [Cesar] Azpilicueta and Reece James.

“In the second half, that was not an option to use Callum there and that’s why it was a tactical choice.”

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