Report: What Tuchel's done in training that has made Chelsea's players unhappy
Chelsea’s players have reportedly been left unhappy after Thomas Tuchel called them into Cobham for extra training over the weekend.
Blues manager Tuchel reacted firmly to his side’s 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton on Saturday in the Premier League.
According to The Sun, the German boss forced his squad in on Sunday for training and a team meeting.
It is understood that Chelsea players aren’t too happy with the manager’s response, but he’s keen to get a reaction ahead of the final push this season.
Chelsea let a two-goal lead slip in the final 15 minutes of the Wolves clash at Stamford Bridge, which means they continue to be sucked into the top-four race in the league.
Hopefully, there is a reaction when they travel to Elland Road on Wednesday night to face Leeds United. However, opponents Leeds are fighting for their lives down the bottom end of the division table.
Afterwards, they face off against quadruple-chasing Liverpool in the FA Cup final.
The Blues have just two points from their previous three league matches, so you can hardly blame Tuchel for ramping up the intensity in training.
It’s blatantly obvious they’ll need to raise their levels ahead of facing Liverpool at Wembley.
Romelu Lukaku’s two goals on the weekend may provide a glimmer of hope at least, with ESPN pundit Don Hutchison impressed by his performance.
Elsewhere, a defence that’s been so resilient for much of the season needs to try rediscover its steel.
Blues centre-back Antonio Rudiger may be leaving in the summer, but the club could really do with some monstrous displays from him before exiting Stamford Bridge.