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Thomas Tuchel has blamed the Premier League substitution limit as the reason for the lack of game time Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham are experiencing at the club.
The Premier League allow only 3 substitutions compared to other leagues in Europe that allow 5 substitutions.
“We are very happy with Callum since we arrived here. Everything that counts is what he does here, and how he lives up to his talent that he clearly has,” Tuchel said.
“He has big talent, and with that big responsibility. This is what he is trying, sometimes better, sometimes okay, sometimes very good, and when we have a chance we let him play..
“But please don’t forget we only have three changes here in England, which is a big disadvantage, also for guys like Callum, like Tammy.
“We cannot give them 20 minutes here, and 20 minutes there, which could make a huge difference for their feeling, but also for their development.
“We have only three, which means only two because the last one is a bit of a risk for injury and finishing the game with 10 men.”