Thomas Tuhcel has confirmed that Marcos Alonso has requested to depart Chelsea so as to full a transfer to Barcelona.
The Spanish membership tried to signal each Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta this summer time, nonetheless the Chelsea captain opted to remain at Stamford Bridge and signed a brand new two-year take care of the membership this week.
Barca proceed to push forward with a transfer for Alonso and the left-back was lacking from Chelsea’s squad for the win over Everton On Saturday.
When requested if Alonso’s absence was associated to his want to hitch BarcelonaTuchel replied: “That’s the case.
“He’s making an attempt to depart and now we have agreed to that want, so it will by no means make sense to have him on the pitch right this moment.
“In any other case he can be on the sphere. It is the correct factor to do on this state of affairs.’
Chelsea sealed a 1-0 victory because of Jorginho’s first-half penalty, however after the sport Tuchel praised Thiago Silva’s efficiency, with the 37-year-old placing in a powerful show at Goodison Park.
“Perhaps I’ve by no means labored with a participant normally at that age, so he is the fittest I’ve coached at that age.
“Usually, all three of our gamers within the again three have been over thirty, two sixes round thirty, and you can see that we struggled a bit bodily on the finish of the match.
“We have to enhance the bodily degree and we’ll enhance. We will ensure that we’ll enhance and we’re on it.
“Thiago is now a key, key participant within the middle of defence, however we have to transfer on the ball, not off the ball, make investments extra bodily in additional runs. That may include extra apply and extra video games.”
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