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'Not the first time' - Thomas Tuchel speaks out on Chelsea defender who refused to play against Liverpool

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has spoken about Andreas Christensen's late withdrawal from their FA Cup final side against Liverpool, revealing that it is 'not the first time' the player has felt unable to play.

Liverpool went on to lift the trophy after prevailing on penalty kicks, but Blues boss Tuchel would not share specific details of why Christensen declared himself unavailable.

READ MORE: What Alisson did at half-time as Southampton fans respond to Liverpool controversy Speaking on Wednesday, as per the BBC, Tuchel said: "He had his reasons.

He also help the Blues to clinch the FIFA Club World Cup in February with a 2-1 win against Palmeiras.

The West London side's plans were thrown into disarray on the morning of Saturday's Wembley showdown after the Danish centre-back, who was not injured, informed his club that he would not be able to play.

Christensen has made 33 appearances for Chelsea this season, scoring twice.

We thought that we are in a good progression and good development because he played very strong in the match before the final against Leeds.
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