Thomas Tuchel Names Two Chelsea Stars Who Are Struggling for Form Despite Southampton Win

Thomas Tuchel Names Two Chelsea Stars Who Are Struggling for Form Despite Southampton Win

  • Tuchel has admitted Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz are currently not in their best shape
  • The duo has endured a poor run of form that saw them benched against Southampton
  • Ross Barkley and Loftus-Cheek were instead drafted in the middle of the park during the clash
  • The Blues went on to secure a huge 3-1 win, with Werner, Chilwell and Chalobah all scoring

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Thomas Tuchel has laid into the recent poor run of form of two of his Chelsea squad players.

Thomas Tuchel gestures from the side-lines during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)
Thomas Tuchel refused to fault Hakim Ziyech and Kai Harvertz over their torrid form. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS.
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The duo of Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz has been struggling for form in recent days, with Tuchel admitting the two are "not in their very best shape."

Tuchel made the admission after his side's 3-1 thrilling win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, October 2.

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Youngster Trevor Chalobah fired the Blues into an early lead before James Ward-Prowse restoring parity for the Saints from the spot.

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Unfortunately for Ward-Prowse, he was sent off shortly after his leveller, with Southampton's numerical deficiency affording Chelsea the advantage.

Both Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell went on to score a goal apiece to secure a huge victory for the west Londoners.

Despite the victory, Tuchel still took a moment to assess the form of Ziyech and Havertz, with the German conceding the two are struggling.

Both players were left on the bench during the Southampton meeting, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley starting instead.

"We always try to do our best to bring the players in the best shape but at some point after a lot of chances we have to admit that Kai and Hakim, for example, are not in their very best shape," Tuchel said after Chelsea’s win over Southampton.

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"It’s maybe not even their fault, it’s just like this in the moment. They struggle in the moment to be decisive," he added.

Conte speaks on Lukaku's Chelsea form

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported Antonio Conte has sensationally claimed Chelsea do not know how to tactically use Romelu Lukaku to their advantage.

Lukaku rejoined the Blues in the summer for a club-record fee of £98million from Inter Milan.

The Belgian had an impressive start to life in his second spell with the west Londoners, scoring four goals in his first four games.

However, Conte, who revived Lukaku's career at Inter believes Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has not quite figured on how to get the best out of the former Man United forward.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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