Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek says Thomas Tuchel cancelling day off was not seen as ‘punishment’ – What We Know!

Ruben Loftus-Cheek says Thomas Tuchel cancelling Chelsea players

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has denied claims that Chelsea gamers felt ‘punished’ after being referred to as in by Thomas Tuchel on their time off from coaching.

Tuchel admitted he risked the wrath of his gamers by cancelling their relaxation day on Sunday, a stern response to their disappointing 2-2 draw at house to Wolves 24 hours earlier.

Regardless of main 2-0 with little over 10 minutes of regular time remaining, the Blues in some way left Stamford Bridge with only a level after Francisco Trincao pulled one again and Conor Coady equalised within the 97th minute.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek says Thomas Tuchel cancelling Chelsea gamers’ time off from coaching on Sunday was not seen as a ‘punishment’

It was a heavy blow for Chelsea of their race for Champions League qualification, with Arsenal and Tottenham sizzling on their heels in fourth and fifth place respectively.

And Tuchel responded by calling them in on their post-match time off, earlier than conceding: ‘It was usually a free day and naturally possibly some felt it was a punishment however it wasn’t.’

Now Loftus-Cheek, who performed the total 90 minutes in opposition to Wolves, has insisted Tuchel’s choice was not seen as a punishment within the dressing room. 

‘You’d like to have a sport completed within the sixtieth minute however you not often get that on this league,’ the midfielder instructed Sky Sports activities. ‘We went into the coaching floor the following day.

Tuchel made the call after they blew a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with Wolves on Saturday

Tuchel made the decision after they blew a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with Wolves on Saturday

The Blues boss admitted some of his players may have viewed his decision as a 'punishment'

The Blues boss admitted a few of his gamers might have seen his choice as a ‘punishment’

‘I don’t suppose the gamers noticed it as a punishment in any respect. We got here in and recovered. Typically it’s higher to do this when there’s a brief turnaround to a different sport.

‘We had a chat amongst ourselves simply to ensure we’re all on the identical web page and the identical wavelength going into the Leeds sport. It’s vital for us to remain collectively.’

Chelsea didn’t have time to mirror on the draw with Wolves for too lengthy, as their consideration needed to shift to Wednesday evening’s now-crucial conflict with Leeds at Elland Highway.

They’re in determined want of three factors within the race for high 4, in addition to for a morale increase forward of Saturday’s FA Cup last in opposition to Liverpool.

But Loftus-Cheek, who played 90 minutes on the day, has insisted that was not the case

However Loftus-Cheek, who performed 90 minutes on the day, has insisted that was not the case

Chelsea have another big week on the horizon, with Leeds to come on Wednesday night and an FA Cup final against Liverpool in store on Saturday

Chelsea have one other large week on the horizon, with Leeds to return on Wednesday evening and an FA Cup last in opposition to Liverpool in retailer on Saturday

Tuchel’s males have two enormous outings within the area of 72 hours, and Loftus-Cheek says they’re totally acclimatised to the brief break in between fixtures.

‘We’re used to those turnarounds now,’ he says. ‘We’ve performed in all of the competitions this season in the direction of the latter levels and at a high membership, you may have to have the ability to swap your focus onto the closest sport. For us, all of our focus is on Leeds and getting the job completed. 

‘Qualifying once more for the Champions League is big. This membership deserves to be within the competitors each season and we wish to mirror that once more within the last few video games as for probably the most half we’ve been implausible – particularly in Europe. We wish to get this over the road.’