Tuchel accuses Prem of BRINGING Chelsea’s season back amid Covid fixture chaos as Kante and Thiago add to injury crash

THOMAS TUCHEL has accused the Premier League of ruining Chelsea’s season.

He launched a scathing attack on authorities forcing clubs to play during the Covid outbreak after 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

Thomas Tuchel furious over Chelsea's congested fixture list, after 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa


Thomas Tuchel furious over Chelsea’s congested fixture list, after 3-1 defeat to Aston VillaCredit: Reuters

Chelsea’s victory The price paid after injuries to Thiago Silva (hamstring) and N’Golo Kante (knee).

And it’s a couple trauma blow causing Tuchel to explode: “They put us in the game with new injuries and it won’t stop.

“Here, we played against a team that had no international duty. At some point it will catch up with us. The people at the green desk, in the office, make these decisions.

“We play two more cup matches against the postponed teams. This cannot be the right way.”

In addition to venting about being forced to compete, Tuchel also supports the reintroduction Five substitutes in Prem.

“There hasn’t been enough change,” he said. Three is a big disadvantage. Five children were invented because of the coronavirus.


“Will it change? Zero chance. All other leagues have five variations. Then we have to compete with them in the Champions League.

“It was a bit frustrating. Europe is having a winter break but we’ve played it through and put it on the shoulders of the players. They make us play all the time.

“We let Callum Hudson-Odoi play 90 minutes when we needed to change players.

“It’s not fair, we’re just filling in the holes that we could fill them.

“Lukaku had a very good performance. But he’s not ready for it even if he wants it.

“We were all in bed for ten days because of the flu. Lukaku is a game changer. I’m super impressed with the boys but also super interested. “

Striker Lukaku said the title race was still going on and warned the leaders of Prem Manchester City: “Now we are the hunters”.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has been isolated after testing positive for Covid and manager Gary McAllister said: “He has no symptoms, so you can imagine how frustrating it would be. How about watching the game from home?

Thiago Silva has added to Chelsea's injury woes


Thiago Silva has added to Chelsea’s injury woesCredit: PA

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