Tuchel’s praise for midfield milestone men

Our German head coach was keen to emphasise the importance of utilising all of his midfield options, though, as was noted when he started Ruben Loftus-Cheek in place of Jorginho in our 3-1 victory over Southampton last weekend.

‘Now we have added Saul and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to the group, and we have more possibilities. They have to grow into that same game understanding of what we want.

‘It is nice to see Kova so strong in the last games, for Jorgi it is not easy because he came without a pre-season, and everybody tries to close his passing down. But he is so important in organising.

‘Nothing has changed, we are happy to have the guys and it is good for them to reach a lot of games, it shows they are important.’