Some Chelsea fans on Twitter has reacted after Thomas Tuchel ruled Christian Pulisic out of Saturday’s clash against Southampton due to a calf problem.
Speaking in his press conference on Monday, Tuchel said Pulisic suffered from a tight calf and it is going to be “a bit of a risk” ahead of the trip to Southampton (Chelsea’s official website).
While the manager insisted that it is only a “risk management”, some fans are understandably disappointed with the news — as you can see from the reactions below.
According to Transfermarkt, the 22-year-old has missed out on 26 games due to injury issues since his arrival at the start of last season.
To put it into perspective, Pulisic has made just 55 appearances for Chelsea.
Tuchel still has faith in the American, though, as he vowed to bring the best out of the winger.
“It’s sometimes like this and the main thing for Christian is to stay positive, keep his head up and be ready,” he added.
“Chelsea bought Christian for a reason, for his quality and his potential so it’s our job to bring out the best in him.
“He proved in many weeks that he has the level to be a Chelsea regular player, to have a big impact at this club and it’s a challenge now to maintain the level and to keep improving.”