Chelsea new manager Thomas Tuchel opted for experience over youth in his first match in charge against Wolves on Wednesday by dropping Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Reece James to the bench
Mount has arguably been Chelsea’s best performer this season even amid their recent slump, but was omitted from Tuchel’s first XI along with Tammy Abraham and Reece James
Mount will no doubt feel particularly aggrieved at being left out of Tuchel’s first starting XI. The 22-year-old was a key player under former boss Frank Lampard and even captained Chelsea for the first time on Sunday.
Abraham can also feel hard done by, given he fired a hat-trick in the FA Cup win over Luton, while Timo Werner was also in good form despite missing a penalty, but joined the contingent on the subs’ bench
Tuchel decision to drop these youngsters did not go well with some Chelsea fans as they’re already complaing why he hasn’t made any substitute.
Below are some of the Twitter reactions;
Lampard would have been crucified if he didn’t make subs yet #CHEWOL
— azarrrr (@un0demones) January 27, 2021
— LokomotiveLonghope (@Shazom123) January 27, 2021
— Conor Willis (@willis_conor) January 27, 2021
I’ve lost count of the number of cross balls Odoi has put in but always no one to finish in the box 😤😤😤#CHEWOL
— Pretty_Tee (@Preddy_thang) January 27, 2021
#CHEWOL Thomas Tuchel is set to leave Chelsea after a “mildly disappointing “ first half display.
— Martin Cassidy (@cassim91) January 27, 2021