Tuchel reveals why he took off Pulisic at half-time against West Brom

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Christian Pulisic is a doubt for Chelsea’s Champions League game against Porto on Wednesday after picking up an injury in the 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.

Timo Werner was set to be replaced by Mason Mount for the second-half but Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was forced to change his plans and instead take off Pulisic.

Pulisic suffered a hamstring injury as he ran onto the pitch for the second-half and a visibly unhappy Tuchel had to change his plans and take off Pulisic for Mount instead.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Tuchel confirmed that Pulisic tweaked his hamstring and that was why he didn’t play in the second half.

Tuchel said: “Christian did a sprint when he came back out for the second-half and said that he felt his hamstring would not survive the game if he continued.

“So we had to make the decision to substitute him straight away.”

Check out the video of Pulisic getting hurt as he ran out for the second-half:

Pulisic has suffered a number of injuries since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2019.

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