Thomas Tuchel admits to ‘unfair’ situation for Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham at Chelsea

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Thomas Tuchel admits that Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham can consider themselves unfairly treated at as they struggle for game time manager. Pulisic was on bench, while Abraham was not in squad as beat Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday night in the Premier . Abraham has been struggling with an ankle injury, but Tuchel grouped him together with Emerson Palmieri as players who can consider themselves unfortunate not to have been involved in the contest. Back at full fitness it is something of a surprise that Pulisic has not played more Tuchel after their excellent relationship at Borussia Dortmund, but the says this is why he leaves the American out of the starting XI, because he knows how good he is as a substitute. ‘I cannot say anything but positive things about him [Pulisic],’ Tuchel told a post-match press . ‘Maybe his problem is that Dortmund I know how strong he is the bench. ‘I think he only started for in cup game. In end it’s my responsibility and my fault but it is a bit unfair but I know what an impact he can have in last 20-30 mins ( the bench). He was unlucky in the last games, it is not a lack of trust or lack of quality, we just have to be patient.

‘We have, for example, another guy I would love to mention is Emerson who suffers bad decisions me, who does not play but is an amazing guy and trains at highest level, never lets team down from his mentality. ‘It was a super hard decision today to have him out of squad, same with Tammy, it’s like this. It we are a strong group and the guys need to keep on fighting, there is no other way.’

Pulisic has not started a Premier game Tuchel after starting nine so far this season Frank Lampard. Abraham has started in the Premier since Tuchel took charge but has not added to his tally of six goals this season under the . for places at is fierce with Tuchel’s bench on Monday consisting of Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Pulisic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech.