During Sunday morning’s 4-0 loss to Arsenal, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was not at all pleased with his team’s effort.
Sunday morning didn’t start off well for Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
In a preseason friendly in Orlando, the German saw his team fall to London rivals Arsenal 4-0, with the Gunners controlling the game from start to finish. Mikel Arteta’s team won thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, and Albert Sambi Lokonga, and Tuchel expressed his displeasure with the performance of the west Londoners after the game was over.
The failure, according to Thomas Tuchel, was partly due to a lack of mental commitment, since many players were considering leaving and exploring their options.
Given that the former Borussia Dortmund manager started with a reasonably formidable lineup, it was unclear exactly to whom Tuchel was referring when he discussed possible departures from the squad. Striker Timo Werner is one Chelsea starter who might be leaving the team. The Blues are willing to let Werner go this summer, but it might be challenging because of his wage expectations.
While Emerson, who spent last season on loan with Lyon, has been extensively linked with a return to Serie A, England international Ben Chilwell is certain to start for Chelsea at left defender in the upcoming campaign. Claudio Lotito, president of Lazio, is reportedly eager to bring Emerson to the Stadio Olimpico in the upcoming weeks. Current Lazio head coach and former Blues manager Maurizio Sarri are said to be admirers of the Italian.
Both the Moroccan playmaker Hakim Ziyech and the Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi appear to be extras, with the latter may be finding a home at Serie A giants AC Milan. Despite the two Spaniards being widely linked with a move to Barcelona in recent weeks, defensive pairing Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta both entered the game after the break.