Thomas Tuchel reveals the Chelsea player that is hard to drop

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has named Mason Mount as the Chelsea player that is hard to drop.

“We were very careful with him in pre-season, he did not start the game against Villarreal and then he started against Crystal Palace straight away,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website.

“Sometimes we are a bit worried but on the other side he seems to deal so good with all the minutes and all the load that he has that it’s sometimes very hard to leave him out because he looks fresh, he comes with a smile.

“I would be more concerned if his face was straight and you feel some fatigue also mentally, but I don’t feel it. We are happy that he’s here and we will be careful like always with him.”

Tuchel added: “Once we decide to let him play, we have to not already have the reason maybe why he does not play so good.

“If we have this reason before, because he’s maybe overloaded or played too many games, we should not make him play.

“If we make him play, everybody – himself, me, the staff – is convinced that he’s perfectly fit and he’s ready to play, and then we judge him on the same level like always.

“That’s life at a top club. You can never rest, you can never look back and you have to deliver. It’s a good life, actually, and the guys are used to it.”

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