Chilwell Was Mentally Tired – Chelsea Boss Tuchel

Chilwell has not played since Chelsea’s Champions League final win over Manchester City on 29 May – with Marcos Alonso in his place so far this term.

The 24-year-old was in England’s Euro 2020 squad but did not play once.

“He just needs to be patient. He’s in the race now and with a good mental attitude,” said Tuchel.

“It’s been difficult for him, from a Champions League win, then it was a tough Euros because he felt he could have played a part for England, then to keep training for four or five weeks, then he had a personal break which is difficult.

“When I arrived I felt he was mentally tired which is unlucky because Marcos Alonso had a full pre-season. We had some talks with him and no further worries with him.”

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