Jermain Jenas Believes Chelsea Manager Concerns Amid The Premier League’s Decision Not To Introduce A Circuit-Breaker

The European Champions were missing seven first team regulars in total for the trip to the West Midlands, meaning they could only field four outfield substitutes on a bench that included two goalkeepers.

The Blues drew 0-0 with their squad depleted as they now look ahead to the Brentford Carabao Cup quarter-final clash on Wednesday.

The Bees themselves are in the midst of their own Covid-19 crisis, with Thomas Frank requesting a circuit-breaker over the Christmas period.

However, the Premier League has decided that the matches over the festive period should go ahead as planned following their meeting on Monday.

Tuchel expressed his concerns before and after the Wolves game when quizzed about the extra three positive Covid-19 tests that put the gameweek 18 fixture in danger.

“We were struggling with preparations. We had several days with positive covid tests,” Tuchel told Match of the Day 2.

“Then we travel together for three hours on the bus. We have dinner together. We have another positive test with Jorginho. People are worried because they are on the same bus and at the same dinner.

“But, obviously it was not enough to postpone the match so we had to play. But, our situation is not safe. We are talking about protection of the player and a safe environment.

“It’s not safe. It would be no surprise if the next tests show up and we have another positive. Because, like I said, we have four days of consecutive positive tests.

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“How should it stop if we sit on the bus and have dinners and stay together like nothing happened? Hopefully it does stop and we hope for the best.”

These concerns were echoed by Match of the Day pundit Jenas, who believes that ‘common sense’ needs to prevail.

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