Zouma and Tuchel clash revealed after Arsenal defeat, Club willing to let goalmachine join Chelsea for £102.8m, as Tuchel sends message to Hudson-Odoi and Giroud
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel got very annoyed with Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma following an incident during the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.
Midway through the second half with the Blues struggling to break down Arsenal, Zouma took the bull by the horns himself and tried to bring his Chelsea level with a wild effort from distance that went nowhere near Leno’s goal.
Tuchel was impressed with Zouma’s decision to shoot from distance.
An angry Tuchel was spotted on the sideline shouting “Come on Zou, eh?” while also shaking his head.
Club willing to let goalmachine join Chelsea for £102.8m
One of Thomas Tuchel’s priority this summer is signing a quality striker that will guarantee goals for the Blues.
Some of the names that have been linked with Chelsea include Erling Haaland, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku.
According to Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan are willing to let Belgian goalmachine Romelu Lukaku leave this summer amid interest from Chelsea if they receive a fee of £102.8m.
Despite winning Serie A for the first time since 2010, the Nerazzurri find themselves in a difficult financial position and are reportedly open to selling some of their high earners.
Lukaku scored 22 league goals in 34 Serie A appearances to help Inter Milan win the title.
Tuchel sends message to Hudson-Odoi and Giroud
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel sent a message to Chelsea duo Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.
The two were second-half substitutes in the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
According to Tuchel, “it is not hard” for Giroud and Hudson-Odoi to find their best form at Chelsea, despite limited opportunities.
Giroud has featured in just three of the last 13 league games while Hudson-Odoi has started just one of Chelsea’s last 12 in all competitions.
Asked if it was difficult to rediscover their form in limited minutes, Tuchel replied: “It is not hard. They are professionals for Chelsea, it is the opposite of hard.
“They have the best situation that you can have as footballers. As a striker sometimes two minutes can change a whole life and career. It is not hard at all.
“They deserve to come on, deserve to play. Had a chance to play it was super tough, but this is how it is.
“You sign up for the biggest challenge, you sign up for one of the toughest competitions within a team and we cannot let everybody start so once I have the feeling they can help us from the bench it is like this.”
Tuchel added: “When I have the feeling they can help us from the start I will play them from the start. It is nothing you cannot handle.
“They work hard for this and everything is ok. I am sad because I thought maybe they could have the magic touch today to help us to win at least a point, but it is not their fault.”