Who are the 14 players — Tuchel fires shot at Premier League

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was left disappointed with the Premier League’s decision to reject Chelsea’s request to postpone Sunday’s Premier League game against Wolves.

Chelsea were forced to name just six substitutes against Wolves, with two of those being goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Marcus Bettinelli.

While some other league matches were postponed due to Covid issues, the Premier League decided to let the Chelsea game go on.

The Premier League believed that the Chelsea team had up to 14 players who could participate in the game, and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has questioned who the 14 players are.

Tuchel said: “I understand when they say we still have 14 players, but if you look in detail a bit more at who the 14 players are, you see Trevoh Chalobah with two training sessions, Mateo Kovacic with one training session, N’Golo Kante with one training session. We were putting a huge risk on the players physically and because of Covid.

“I cannot and will not comment on any other decision made from other games being postponed or not postponed. We never compared ourselves to any other situation, we were just worried about the safety of players. The players were concerned about their health because we had several positive Covid tests in consecutive days.”

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