‘This is not the first time’ – Tuchel confirms Chelsea star has played his last game for the club

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that he won’t count on Andreas Christensen for the remaining two games of the season.

Christensen surprisingly opted out from playing in the final of the FA Cup, and it’s a decision that didn’t go down well with the manager.

Tuchel also revealed that it isn’t the first time the Dane will be pulling such an act – a statement that former boss Maurizio Sarri also said in 2019.

Chelsea have two home games left of the season – against Leicester City and Watford, and Tuchel has said that Christensen won’t feature in those games.

On whether Christensen would play against Leicester City on Thursday, Tuchel said: “I’m not sure if he’s involved tomorrow or the weekend.

“Andreas came on the morning of the match to inform me that he’s not ready to play the match and not on the bench. He had his reasons and they stay private and confidential but it was not the first time over the last weeks that we had some of these situations.

“That’s why he didn’t play so regularly in the last weeks, we thought we were in a good progression and in a good development and he played very, very strong in the match before the final in the game against Leeds.

“The conversation took place we had to respect it and we of course respected it. He has our support but for tomorrow I’m not sure.”

Christensen would leave Chelsea at the end of the season, as a free agent, and he has already agreed terms with Barcelona.

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