Tuchel: Injuries caused Chelsea’s decline

London (Reuters)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said his team’s suffering in the English Premier League is due to the successive injury crisis, adding that the club may be in a better position next season following the recovery of all players. of the campus.
Injuries have dogged many players at the London club, who won the Champions League last year, during the current season, including N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz.
Tuchel told reporters: “Of course I think we can do a better job… We will see… We are fighting on several fronts to maintain the efficiency of the team, their scoring record, consistency and accuracy in the box. penalty against the teams”. which he valiantly defended.” But we lack quality without N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell and Rhys James out of injury.
He added, “As you’ve seen in the last few weeks, it may be a miracle that we’re in the top three…because we’ve missed you guys for weeks and it never stopped for us.”
Indeed, Chelsea moved into third place thanks to a 1-1 draw at home against Leicester City on Thursday, taking their tally to 71 points, three points ahead of London rivals Tottenham, but surpassing their goal difference.
Tuchel added that it is necessary to sign new players, since it is planned to leave the defensive duo Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, in order to reduce the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool.
“In the best teams, Liverpool bought a great player, Luis Diaz, in the winter to strengthen the current team,” Tuchel said. City have already signed Erling Haaland to further strengthen the current team.
“We are losing players, so my focus right now is to build a strong team to fill the void.
Chelsea take on 19th-ranked Watford on Sunday, already relegated from the Premier League.

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