‘It isn’t the best way’ — Chelsea legend tells Tuchel how to solve Alonso’s poor form

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is currently battling with injuries to his team, and some of the players who have come in has failed to perform at their best.

With injuries to key players, some players who have come in have failed to reach the heights of Thomas Tuchel’s starting team.

Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has now told the Chelsea boss just how to get the best of his squad at this time.

“You can only show them the situation,” he told Sky Sports. “Come with facts, show them to the players. They’re not stupid people, they know themselves when they’ve made a mistake or not playing well. They know – it’s just getting that honesty out of them.

“The way you do that is different for everybody, because they’re all different as individuals. But you as a manager need to figure that out. The players will certainly know they have not been as good in the last three or four matches as they were before.

“He doesn’t have the luxury to drop a few players because of the injury situation at the club, Chalobah was playing, he’s injured. Kante’s injured too. Alonso hasn’t played a lot of matches, you need to look after him, and Chilwell is injured. Lukaku is only just coming back from injury himself, he hasn’t hit his peak yet – and so on, and so on.

“Thomas has to manage it in a different way, and dropping someone isn’t always the best thing to do anyway. If you analyse why the players have a problem, or why they have conceded more goals, the 3-2 against West Ham was a fluke. But the one against Zenit, that was proper complacency and you need to stamp that out.”

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