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About 28 players made the squad for pre-season the past week, as Thomas Tuchel aims to get his side physically, mentally and tactically ready for the new season.
Tuchel is having his first pre-season with Chelsea having joined midway through the last season.
Tuchel has had the opportunity to work firsthand with the players on ground, as many of the club’s youngsters and loanees are part of the pre-season team.
The German will now use what he has seen in training and pre-season games to decide the players he’d likely keep for next season and those that needs to be sold or loaned out again.
After the friendly game against Bournemouth, Tuchel admitted that he’d have to make a decision on the players at his disposal.
“We need these games to analyse and to judge our players, and to make decisions about the best next steps for them,” he said.
“There is now a training group of 28 or 29 which is a huge group, and players are coming back in the near future, so we have to make some decisions.
“It’s good to learn during matches because we need to judge them on a fair basis and on some impressions from games because it’s better than training.”