Tuchel explains why Loftus-Cheek, Azpilicueta and Christensen didn’t play Carabao Cup game against Southampton

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has explained why Chelsea trio Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta didn’t play the Carabao Cup game against Southampton on Tuesday night.

“Unfortunately yesterday we lost Azpi with an injury, Andreas [Christensen] told us he could not play because he had tooth surgery and then Ruben [Loftus-Cheek],” Thomas Tuchel said after the Southampton game.

“We missed three players that maybe would have started. I liked the energy today, it was a good game.

“Azpi injured his shoulder, let’s see. We hope he will be fit, he is a tough guy. Maybe he will be fit Saturday.

“Ruben has a pain in his hip, in his joint. Andreas had surgery and should be fine to train Thursday.”

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