German coach Thomas Tuchel has exploded with anger over the Premier League’s refusal to postpone its match against Wolves, which ended in a goalless draw on Sunday.
Chelsea have recorded seven cases of Covid-19 in their camp, including Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The German coach is concerned about the increase in the number of infected people within his team and believes that traveling together and sharing the dressing room will increase injuries.
Tuchel told Sky Sports: We are talking about the safety and protection of players, but I see that this did not happen today, if another positive case appeared tomorrow, I would like to speak to the League to find out what it was expecting.
He continued: We meet on the bus and travel for about three hours together and attend meetings together at lunch and dinner and it does not seem that it will stop if we continue to do that.
Tuchel fears the absence of more players from Wednesday’s match against Brentford in the League Cup quarter-finals. He said: “If we are forced to play against Brentford, should we not go or not train?” What can we do?
On the Wolverhampton match, Tuchel said: “I don’t care about today’s point, we performed well compared to our circumstances, we are not lucky enough during that period.