Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel believes Timo Werner will start scoring soon. In a pre- match press conference, the German Chelsea Manager, Thomas Tuchel still believes Timo Werner will pick up his scoring boot after poor start of the season at Chelsea.

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Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that N’Golo Kante will miss tomorrow’s clash with West Bromwich Albion through injury but aside from that he has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Kante returned to Chelsea early from international duty after picking up a small hamstring injury and Tuchel has confirmed that instead of training with the rest of the squad today, Kante undertook some individual work.

‘Everyone was training today and we had a good, high quality session,’ said Tuchel at his pre-match press conference. ‘Apart from N’Golo Kante, he wasn’t with the squad and he did some individual work.’

Chelsea‘s squad has been boosted with the return to fitness of the likes of Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho and Thiago Silva,

Kante is expected to be back before  Champions League second leg clash with Porto as a potential return date.

‘Everybody else was out on the pitch and are all available for tomorrow, which is good news,’ added Tuchel,

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Tuchel trusts his players and looks to the remaining eight weeks of the season.

‘With N’Golo, we will have to be patient. Will he miss the Porto game? Yes, probably. He is doing individual training and tomorrow’s game comes too soon for him and so he can’t be with the squad.


‘After tomorrow’s game, we have just three days to prepare [for Porto]. He has a muscle injury, as we communicated with the national team, so my realistic approach is to think further ahead about Porto, maybe the second game against Porto he could be available for.’

Thiago Silva is one of the players that re fit to be in the matchday squad and Tuchel commented on why it is very important to have a player like Silva returning to the squad as the season draws to an end.

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‘It’s the best situation you can have as a manager,’ the German commented. ‘We can substitute players or replace players that are injured without a loss of quality.

‘That is very good and it gives us a good feeling. Tomorrow we have Thiago available and everyone else in defence is fit. It’s the same with the goalkeepers.

‘It’s very important to have this at this time of the season. We need everybody in top shape.’

Werner is expected to start against Westbrom and Tuchel praised Werner for his willingness to improve and insisted the goals will come for Werner,

‘Timo will start tomorrow,’ added Tuchel. ‘Yesterday I sent him in from training because he wanted to do extra finishing with us. But I sent him in because it will happen, the goals will come.

‘Of course, he needs to do something and the best thing to do is to work hard. Work hard against the ball, make runs, don’t hesitate, be fearless, don’t overthink it.

‘That’s easy for me to say but it’s the challenge right now for him. Timo will start tomorrow and there we go.’



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