Tuchel takes blame for Chalobah's injury at Wolves

Tuchel takes blame for Chalobah's injury at Wolves

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has taken responsibility for Trevoh Chalobah's recent injury.

The defender made his comeback from a three-game spell out against Everton before he was used against at Wolves last weekend. 

He was however withdrawn at half-time having taken a knock, and Tuchel, who spoke during his pre-match conference took full responsibility for 'putting his players at greater risk of injury'.

"The injury for Trevoh is a very unusual one because we made him play, so it’s my fault," said the German.

"We take huge risks and we made him play in an unused position because none of the central midfielders were there so we tried him for his physicality

"He comes from an injury and played too early against Everton but he escaped hopefully luckily enough with just a painful injury and nothing worse," he added. 

With many players affected by the recent positive Covid-19 cases, Tuchel admitted the effects were taking a toll on the team. 

"I would like to play against us right now," he claimed.

"If people think arriving in a group of 40 people having 10 Covid cases and three days of consecutive positive tests is a good state of mind to produce high-level performance, wherever you work, then fine. I will not try for one second to change your mind," 

Chelsea face Brentford in the League Cup on Wednesday night, before another Premier League match over the weekend.