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​Chelsea boss Tuchel: I wouldn't fight Rudiger, Azpilicueta or Kovacic!

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has named three of his players that he would never want to fight.

The German was asked about the mentality and tenacity of his team as they prepare for a Champions League quarter final second leg against FC Porto.

The Blues are 2-0 up from the first leg, and will be hoping to seal a spot in the semi finals.

"Honestly you don't want to be in a fight with Antonio Rudiger, Kova (Mateo Kovacic) and Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta)," he told reporters.

"For me you don't want to be in a fight with them, because they are ready to fight and it's their nature to show it on the pitch and protect the interests of our team.

"They are there we can rely on them nobody has to do stuff which is against their nature you can totally rely on them.

"For me when I was a player at a lower level when you have big matches and feel the tension you look around at who is next to you and feel comfortable, see who you can rely on.

'I feel our guys are very comfortable when they look around and see who they can rely on. No one is out there alone, we will help each other, we will help from the bench.

"We will push hard for the best outcome. We have minimum of 90 minutes to fight for and achieve a big goal."


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