CHELSEA boss Thomas Tuchel humorously criticized midfielder Mateo Kovacic for being 19 minutes late to training.
The Croats didn’t report the session on time because he was still getting ready more than a quarter of an hour after it started.
And Tuchel Take the opportunity to poke fun at the 27-year-old as he sits in the dressing room.
As Kovacic slips on his shoes, Tuchel can be seen telling the camera: “11 o’clock is practice. Put on shoes at 11:19.
The European champions were no longer competing for the Premier League title over the Christmas period.
The Blues have suffered draws against Everton, Wolves, Brighton and Liverpool, before falling to champions Manchester City earlier this month.
Currently, they are 10 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s army and have also played more than one game.
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But before the winter break, Tuchel’s men cemented their place in the top four with a comfortable 2-0 win over Tottenham.
And they returned to play in the FA Cup on 5 February when they hosted League One’s Plymouth Argyle.
After that, Chelsea will travel to the Middle East to compete in the Club World Cup in the UAE.
Their next Premier League fixture won’t be until February 19 when they travel to Crystal Palace.
Meanwhile, The Blues fans have been put on alert after Juventus linked with a shock move for conductor Jorginho.
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The 30 years old Italian has been one of the club’s most influential players over the past 12 months.
Jorginho’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs until the summer of 2023.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4564183/chelsea-thomas-tuchel-mateo-kovacic-training/ ‘That’s unacceptable’ – Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel appears to have scolded Mateo Kovacic for being late to training