Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea player has been unlucky this season

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has been unlucky this season.

Chilwell did not get a call-up from England having found playing time hard to come by this term.

Tuchel has preferred Marcos Alonso to Chilwell at left wing-back after the England international returned late to preseason following the Euros with England.

Tuchel said: “For him it would be nice to be selected. He’s happy to play for England, he’s proud and he has the quality to play for England.

“He had a bit of a rough start, he was a bit unlucky. He has his own story like every player. I understand and for sure Chilly understands he has to earn it with minutes. He did not have too many minutes. We can understand why he wasn’t selected. It’s not a big drama and there is no need to worry.

“Once he plays more minutes for us and plays with quality, he will have the chance to be selected.”

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