Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has often complained of the amount of games his side has had to play with little rests in between.
Chelsea and Liverpool have been involved in so many games this season. The Blues have been involved in the Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, as well as reaching the League Cup final and progressing far into the FA Cup and Champions League this season.
Chelsea played a staggering seven games across the last 28 days, with a total of 53 games in all competitions, with up to 9 or 10 games left to play depending on whether Chelsea reach the FA Cup final.
Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he agrees with Klopp’s claims that the fixture schedule has made it a very demanding season.
Tuchel said: “If you play on a Sunday, it absolutely makes senses to play on a Wednesday in midweek, but we had sometimes the situation that we need to play on a Tuesday which makes things very very tight to one game and then suddenly you have a bit of bigger gap to the other game.
“We don’t complain about it much because it means that we’re in all the competitions and we want to have that schedule.
“But in between there can be adjustments that make things easier to recover and to take care of the players because it is about the players this game and about taking care that they don’t get injured and that we prevent them for being injured and for that we simply need hours to recover.
“In these details I agree with him [Klopp]. In general, it is a stressful schedule, but we love it at the same time. The five changes will help a lot.”