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Chelsea have a Carabao Cup round of 16 clash against Southampton today, and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel would most likely rotate his squad for this game.
Tuchel has admitted that while there will be changes to the team, he’d like to have a good balance as well. The manager doesn’t just want to give play to any player, but only those deserving of it.
Tuchel said: “There will be some changes, how much I don’t know yet.
“Sometimes you can never be fully sure, do you interrupt a good flow, is it better to keep everybody in there and playing to keep the momentum going or is it the moment to give some players a rest?
“But we have an excellent department at Cobham that helps us take these decisions – the guys who do the analysing, the guys who do the monitoring, the guys who treat the players, the medical department and everybody.
“We will put our heads together and get some decisions because we have to admit, we had a late game on Wednesday and an early game on Saturday and another one on Tuesday. So it’s very likely that we have some changes.”
He added: “It is a moment in the Carabao Cup to give some players some minutes. Still, it needs to make sense, it needs to be fair also to the player. Do we have his position available, do we have a position where he can show his potential, so he gets better and better?”