Thomas Tuchel ‘angers Chelsea players by dragging them into training on their day off’ as the Blues boss desperately tries to halt the club’s poor form ahead of the FA Cup final
Thomas Tuchel has reportedly irritated Chelsea’s squad by hauling players into training on what was supposed to be their day off.
The Blues manager is doing everything he can to arrest the club’s recent slump – which has put their participation in next season’s Champions League in some doubt – with the FA Cup final against Liverpool to come this weekend.
Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead and conceded a 97th-minute equalizer in their 2-2 draw with Wolves on Saturday, which left them with just one win in their last five matches.
Thomas Tuchel has reportedly irritated Chelsea players by making them train on their day off
According to The Sun, players were unhappy at being called in on Sunday as they are exhausted following a season which has seen them play 59 games in all competitions so far.
It is also reported that defender Marcos Alonso feels he was made a scapegoat in the Wolves game and believes he was having his effort questioned by being substituted at half-time.
In addition, the report claims that some of the squad think their chances of fighting for the league title next season are in jeopardy because of the impending exits of leaders such as Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger.
The Blues conceded a 97th-minute equalizer as they drew 2-2 against Wolves on Saturday
Marcos Alonso is said to feel that he was made a scapegoat after being taken off at half-time
Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League table, but their recent form means that they are in danger of letting that spot slip. They are just one point ahead of Arsenal and five ahead of Tottenham.
The Blues travel to relegation-threatened Leeds on Wednesday evening, before they have the chance to lift silverware in Saturday’s cup final at Wembley.
‘If you sign for Chelsea and play on this kind of level it’s not always easy, and it’s not always enjoyable,’ Tuchel said after the draw against Wolves.
‘It’s tough, it’s tiring, it’s draining. That’s what you need to accept and that’s what we demand from everybody.’