Club World Cup: Tuchel makes big change for final clash against Palmeiras
Tuchel has dropped Kepa Arrizabalaga despite his impressive form
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has touched down in Abu Dhabi and has made the big call to start Edouard Mendy in this afternoon’s Club World Cup final against Palmeiras.
Tuchel has dropped Kepa Arrizabalaga despite his impressive form while Edouard Mendy was on Africa Cup of Nations duty.
On Friday his assistant Zsolt Low dropped a major hint the Senegal keeper would be recalled.
He said: “We are very proud of Edu and the whole squad is happy he won the African Cup and we have been waiting for him. He arrived in a very good mood, but he has a big smile on his face all the time and is a very important person in this group.
“He gives a lot of energy. He was a little tired the first day, we had to take care of him and a good recovery and a good sleep, but now he is fully involved in training.
Chelsea starting XI: Mendy, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Lukaku, Havertz