Th manager of Chelsea Football Club, Thomas Tuchel has explained his decision to start, Marc Cucurella ahead of Ben Chilwell.
The German was speaking at the pre-match interview before the game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, August 14th 2022 at Stamford Bridge. According to Tuchel, his decision to make Cucurella has more intensity about this game than Chilwell does at the moment.
He is a very intelligent player, he does good choices, he is very safe on the ball, good playing through the lines and very calm. I have the feeling that he has more intensity of matches than Ben at the moment. We keep Ben Chilwell for substitutions because he is a high-speed runner and intense runner, but after his long injury he lacks a little rhythm and feeling. That is why we go for Cucu today.
The Blues have not lost in their last five games against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.