Here are your Chelsea evening headlines for Wednesday, February 24.
Tuchel talks suspensions
“And don’t forget also Jorginho, we will miss two crucial players, it makes things not easy for us,” he said when asked about Mount’s suspension.
“But I am very happy with the performance of everybody, that includes Mason of course. Again, a good effort, a big effort, high workrate, high intensity like we are used to when he plays like this. He has a big impact on our team.
“Honestly, we now play Man Utd, Everton, Liverpool and Leeds, it is good like this. We cannot get comfortable, we cannot get lazy. These games will push us to our limits, then we will think about our solutions for the second leg.”
Diego Simeone has a surprising take on Atletico Madrid’s defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday night.
He told Movistar after the game: “If you’d said to me in September that we’d lose this first leg 1-0 and be top of the league, I’d have taken it for sure.”
Ferdinand criticises Werner
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has issued fresh criticism directed towards Timo Werner following his latest performance.
“It’s just frustrating watching him because you’ve seen clips of him and you’ve seen what he can do,” he said on BT Sport’s coverage.
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“I feel like [his first-half miss] is not an easy chance but you’d like to see him get it on target and get a better connection on the ball.
“But he just frustrates you. There are far too many times where he’s too loose in possession when building up or decision-making when he gets into [dangerous] areas.
“Sometimes fast players sometimes have to slow the game down in their mind. They’re running so fast everything else is a blur, and that’s maybe how he seems at the moment.”