There are a few situations that have been far from ideal bubbling up causing issues at Chelsea this season. I’d need more than just one article to go through them all, but one of them has been Andreas Christensen.
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He pulled out of the starting line-up for Chelsea’s FA Cup final on Saturday at the last minute for personal reasons, and Tuchel has revealed that this isn’t even the first time he has done that.
He also says that he doesn’t think Christensen will feature in any of the final two games that Chelsea have this season, meaning he has probably already kicked his last ball for this club as he heads to Barcelona in the summer.
“I’m not sure yet if he is involved tomorrow or on the weekend,” Tuchel said as reported by Football London. “Andreas came in the morning of the match to inform me, to speak to me. He told me he was not ready to play the match, to start the match and be on the bench. He had his reasons. They stay private and confidential.
“It was not the first time, as you can see over the last weeks; we had some of the same situations. That’s why he did not play regularly over the last weeks. We thought we are in a good progression development because he played a strong match before the final against Leeds. The conversation took place. We had to respect it. Of course. He has our support still, but for tomorrow I am unsure.”
Is he likely to be out for the weekend?
“Unlikely,” Tuchel continued. “It was very short notice before the cup final – and not only before this match. There were other matches the weeks before. So no chance I have a prediction before tomorrow or the weekend.”
It is a sad way to end, but for me personally, good riddance to him.
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