Thomas Tuchel to consult Chelsea doctors over Christian Pulisic's travel from frigid USMNT game to Abu Dhabi

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel states he will seek advice from club medical professionals over the implications Christian Pulisic might deal with as he goes from playing video games in the freezing cold of the U.S. Midwest to the winter season heat of the United Arab Emirates.

Pulisic, who will miss out on the Blues’ FA Cup 4th round tie versus Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, included in each of the USMNT’s 3 World Cup qualifiers throughout the worldwide break, one which was provided over to rest and recovery for the majority of Thomas Tuchel’s team. That was not a choice for Chelsea’s U.S. worldwide, who captained his side versus El Salvador, played the complete 90 minutes in Canada prior to scoring versus Honduras as an alternative in the freezing temperature levels of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Of specific issue to Chelsea and Tuchel will be Pulisic’s participation because latter match and the truth he will have gone from the blistering cold of Minnesota to the winter season heat of the Club World CupIn Abu Dhabi. The mercury struck absolutely no degrees Fahrenheit at Allianz Field, with 2 Honduras gamers being replaced due to hypothermia worries as the U.S.A. won 3-0. In Abu Dhabi, temperature levels reach a typical high of 77 in February.

Tuchel stated: “I comprehended that it resembled a little bit of a vengeance from the U.S. for the hot temperature levels in Honduras. I do not understand if I would have existed out training, I’m not so excellent in these type of temperature levels and the chill aspect. I’m pleased that I was not included, needing to search it would have been even worse, being on the tribune.

“To be serious, for him it’s quite an adaption to play in -16 Celsius and then go to Abu Dhabi and play in +24 Celsius. For him and Thiago Silva [who was involved in Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers], they did not have the break, they have some days off now. Christian will arrive tomorrow to travel with us to Abu Dhabi and see how he adapts to this kind of extreme change.

“I do not understand [what it will do to the body]. I will need to ask the physician. It cannot be too healthy I think, having jet lag and some flights in between, I think you can do better things to your body than this. We will need to talk to the physician and look after him.”

In addition to Pulisic and Thiago Silva, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is still missing and will bet Senegal versus Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations last on Sunday. It stays to be seen whether he will take a trip to Abu Dhabi.

Chelsea will likewise lack Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Reece James and Ben Chilwell for Saturday’s video game versus League One Plymouth Argyle. The Blues were not able to protect cover for the latter duo — Tuchel’s favored wing back alternatives — however the head coach insisted he was not annoyed that the January window gone by with no brand-new finalizings. Instead, Kenedy was remembered from loan at Flamengo and will have a fresh start as he takes on Marcos Alonso for an area on the left flank.



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