After recovering from injury, Pulisic has a chance to play against Malmö

After recovering from injury, Pulisic has a chance to play against Malmö

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Monday (1/11) that midfielder Christian Pulisic, who has recovered from a long-lasting injury, will play in the Champions League group match against Malmö Wednesday (3/11) WIB, while Mason Mount must be dismissed because he is still injured.

Pulisic, the 23-year-old American player has not played since the opening of the English Premier League last August, due to an ankle problem. While Mount was part of the Blues team in the 3-0 victory at Newcastle United last Saturday (10/30) but then had to be taken off the field on match night.

“Mason is not feeling better, it is not Covid-19. He is just sick. The good news is that Christian Pulisic is back in the team for tomorrow,” said Tuchel.

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Meanwhile, forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner as well as midfielder Mateo Kovacic are also still out due to their respective injuries.

Chelsea beat Malmö 4-0 at Stamford Bridge last month and Tuchel said they were in a “good place” after a recent result that has left them unbeaten in six games in all competitions since being beaten by Juventus, who finished group leader in September.

“We know what it takes to get a result like this, the effort we have to put in. At the same time, we are setting the standard that we have set in every game, so tomorrow we will start from scratch,” said German.

“This is the fifth or sixth game in a row where we are considered favorites and I love the way my team views this game. We put a lot of effort and intensity into it.”

Tuchel went on to praise the performances of full-backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell who have scored a total of seven goals this season.

James, meanwhile, is the club’s top scorer this season, tied with Lukaku who has four goals.

“You need a constant goal threat from your forwards because they will do what they have to do. But the stats will be different if you count the full-backs as the midfielders,” he said. he declares.

“I wouldn’t call them defenders. They have to defend but also be free in attack,” Tuchel added.

Chelsea lag Juventus by three points in Group H while Malmö is at the bottom of the scoreboard after three games. (Ant / OL-1)


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