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Thomas Tuchel sends message to Billy Gilmour after leaving him out of squad that face Manchester Untied



Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits it was a ‘hard decision’ to leave Billy Gilmour out of his side’s squad for the 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

The talented Scot was not named in Tuchel’s 20-man squad to take on the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge and hasn’t featured for the club since impressing in an FA Cup win against Barnsley.

Chelsea failed to close the gap on the top four as they played out a drab draw with the Red Devils and they face another crucial fixture next with a trip to face Liverpool at Anfield in midweek.

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With Chelsea lacking creativity in central midfield against United, Tuchel was quizzed on his decision to leave Gilmour out. But the German insists there was nothing personal, nor an injury issue at play, insisting instead that Gilmour was simply suffering the fate that others have recently due to the size of Chelsea’s squad.

Tuchel insists tough decisions will have to be made given the size of his squad

‘It was also a hard decision for Billy Gilmour, because Billy played very well in the Cup,’ said Tuchel.

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‘He’s been very, very strong in training. He gets also the hard decision and it was about judging all the alternatives we have.’

‘It’s a decision. We had this decision in the first game I think for Andreas Christensen, and we had it already for Emerson. This is the way it is.’

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With Chelsea facing another six-pointer against Liverpool in midweek, the club will be seeking all three points against the champions as they look to close the gap on the top four.

The Blues had the best chances at Stamford Bridge against United but they were fortunate not to concede a penalty when referee Stuart Attwell overruled advice from VAR, much to the relief of Callum Hudson-Odoi.


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