EPL: Real reason I substituted Alonso at half-time against Wolves – Chelsea coach, Tuchel
Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he substituted Marcos Alonso at half-time during his side’s Premier League 2-2 draw against Wolves a few days ago.
Tuchel substituted Alonso for Saul Niguez as Chelsea failed to beat Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
Recall that Chelsea drew with Wolves last weekend, thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s brace.
However, Tuchel said he substituted Alonso because Cesar Azpilicueta had a yellow card and he was too offensive, adding that he took too many risks. According to him, Alonso was not injured, he wanted the runs from Azpilicueta in the second half.
Tuchel told the club’s official website when asked about his changes at the break: “Marcos was not injured, it was just a decision we made.
“Azpi [Cesar Azpilicueta] had a yellow card and he was very active in the first half but he was too offensive. He took too many risks there and sometimes we only had Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] as the spare player in the two v two and that is why we changed. Azpi had a yellow card and we wanted the runs from him in the second half.”