‘I could have left him at home’ — Tuchel makes admission about Chelsea player

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he’s overworking his current squad and also taking too much risks.

Chelsea have issues with injuries and Covid-19 combined, and the club requested that the Premier League game against Wolves be cancelled, but the game went on as scheduled over the weekend.

Tuchel has admitted that he’s fielding players he shouldn’t field and also taking a high amount of risk that could be dangerous to players who are just returning from injury.

The Chelsea boss admitted that one of the major risks he took was with Mateo Kovacic.

“We talked to our medical department, we talked to the player and then we take the risk,” he said ahead of the League Cup clash with Brentford.

“I can clearly see that people look at our squad and think this is a strong squad, but I said before the [Wolves] match this is the situation and it will not hold us from having the highest demands of our performance and of our players on the pitch. We have a strong, tough team on the pitch and we will fight for the win, which we actually did, and still we took some risks.

“Hopefully I don’t catch Covid but if I did, I’m not sure after 10 days that I go for a run straight away, or do sports like Mateo Kovacic did.

“I put him on the field so I took the risk, I could have left him at home so we would have arrived with only 13 players and took one from the Academy, which is already shut down because of Covid.

“So when we speak out we have reason to speak out, we’re not speaking out because we’re missing the two big strikers and we cannot accept to have players injured or out.”

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