Tuchel outlines his intentions to reward Chilwell

‘We took a difficult decision to go with Marcos over Chilly in a game [v Burnley] where we decided to go with five at the back purely because we felt he had more familiarity with that position. He had played it so well under Antonio Conte and it was just a decision we went for.

‘We chose Marcos against Burnley for his strength in the air, because we felt that Burnley would pose an aerial threat and Marcos could also be a good source of attack for us at set-pieces. Of course, he scored the decisive goal against Burnley and from there it was very to leave him out. We played Tottenham and we didn’t make too many changes in that position.

‘I spoke to Chilly and I told him that he must trust me that I can see his potential and his talent he will be a big player for us. With Chilly, I see another very nice guy, a very reflective person and intelligent.

‘We are looking at ways to reward him. He put in a very good performance against Sheffield United, which was important for him and for the team.’