Here is your recap for Chelsea on Monday 1st February.
Tuchel explains Ziyech’s absence
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed why Hakim Ziyech was absent from Burnley’s win on Sunday.
“We had a normal referral process [from the medical staff] and we had a few words that he was in a personal overload for the last five weeks, “said the German boss after the game.” He has a history of being at risk of injury if he over-played for five weeks.
“So the purely physical recommendation from the staff was that they shouldn’t play for more than 30 minutes.
“We gave him a full break from sitting on the bench and even playing 30 minutes and he said okay let’s take the break now and we can get him back to work next week.”
“Let’s give him the break now because what are we going to do if after 15 minutes we lose someone and lose the opportunity to make an offensive change and that was the only reason.”
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Gilmour should go
Billy Gilmour will leave Chelsea on loan before the transfer window closes tonight. Football.London understands.
The Scottish international was not included in the day’s squad for today’s game against Burnley and was also not included in the midweek draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Thomas Tuchel has spoken ardently about Gilmour since his appointment. However, it is believed that Gilmour will be keen to play regular first-team football later in the season in order to push their way into the Scottish senior team for this summer’s European Championship.
West Ham United saw a move for the midfielder but the Hammers can’t bring Gilmour in from today’s perspective as the two loan spots on their squad are already occupied by Jesse Lingard and Craig Dawson.
Football.London was informed of interest in the 19-year-old from Bournemouth but the Cherries signed a deal for midfielder Ben Pearson on Friday so an approach now is highly unlikely and the door will remain open to other clubs before the deadline.
Tuchel’s verdict on Werner
Tuchel has given his verdict on Timo Werner’s latest performance in the strikers’ battle for goals in recent weeks.
“He’s absolutely thrilled, he gives everything,” said Tuchel after defeating Burnley. “You can see, like every striker in the world, that the boys are sensitive and nothing helps better than goals. If they miss the goals for a certain amount of time, it’s not the same for them, nothing special for Timo happens to everyone Striker in the world.
“As long as it has the effect and works the way it was formulated today, we will support it. We missed some chances to use it in counterattacks. That is its great strength. It is pure speed. We have to improve in order to to get him into situations. ” be crucial for us.
“He was confident of playing but you can’t ask for that, either you have it or you don’t. But it’s not a problem, maybe he just has to find a simple target to get the last percent out of it.”