Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has hinted that even though his striker, Tammy Abraham could be ready for Sunday’s game against Sheffield United, he is scared of risking talismanic defender, Thiago Silva against Sheffield United.
According to Tuchel, it is the last game before the International break, hence there is no hurry in risking Thiago Silva against Sheffield on Sunday.
‘It is the last game before the international break and he wasn’t on the pitch today, but he is working hard and hopefully, he can rejoin the group during the international break. It’s already too long [for him to be out] but I know how hard he and the medical team is working, and we have zero complaints” he told Chelsea FC website.
He also intimated that they are not rushing him since they want him to get to full fitness, free from any possible knock. He went to however add that Tammy seems ready for Sunday’s match against Sheffield.
Tammy Abraham, Chelsea forward
“We are taking our time with him because we want him to feel 100 per cent ready and 100 per cent free from the injury. Tammy was with the group today and we hope he will be available for Sunday. We had a scary moment when he stumbled and twisted his ankle but it seems not too serious. He was in a lot of pain at the time but he feels ok now and I hope he can be in the squad for Sunday”.
One player who could be in contention to feature against the Blades on Sunday is Olivier Giroud, with Tuchel also hinting that the striker has trained well and remains a big part of his plans.
‘I think Oli can have a huge impact on our team because he has the experience, the physical presence and the ruthlessness in the box,’ added Thomas. ‘This is his style of football and he has been very successful for many years.
Tuchel made history by being the first coach to beat Atletico Madrid home and away without conceding a single goal.