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Denis Zakaria sends message to Chelsea after Thomas Tuchel sacking

Sam Collins

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Denis Zakaria sends message to Chelsea after Thomas Tuchel sacking

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Denis Zakaria has revealed he wanted to work with Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea and he has now sent the club a message.

The Blues made two late transfers on Deadline Day in the summer window, with both Zakaria and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arriving at the club.

While the Gabonese striker sealed a permanent move, the Swiss midfielder joined on loan until the end of the season.

Chelsea were scrambling around for an addition to the midfield given the injury problems they've faced so far this year.

Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante have struggled for fitness and there was few options to choose from as replacements.

Bizarrely, Billy Gilmour was sold on the final day of the window as he wasn't a favoured option by Thomas Tuchel, but he could have filled the gap.

It's previously been reported that Todd Boehly and the new ownership team at Chelsea wanted to hold on to the Scotsman but he completed a move to Brighton & Hove Albion instead.

Billy Gilmour warming up before Brighton vs Leicester City. (Alamy)
Billy Gilmour warming up before Brighton vs Leicester City. (Alamy)

So the Blues found their solution in Zakaria, who has had a tricky time at Juventus following his arrival last January.

Despite beginning his time with the Old Lady by scoring on his debut in a 2-0 win against Hellas Verona, things have gone downhill.

While he did not want to leave the Italian side, things escalated quickly and he completed a quickfire move to Chelsea.

The Genevan is just 25-years-old and is looking to revive his career with a successful stint at Stamford Bridge.

There is an option for the west London side to buy the midfielder following the loan deal.

Chelsea's move for Zakaria was made with Tuchel in charge of the side.

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However, things have altered for the Premier League side, Graham Potter has replaced Tuchel following his sacking.

Speaking to Blick, Zakaria shared his views on what happened to the German boss.

He revealed: "I wanted to work with Thomas Tuchel. His presence is one of the reasons why I accepted this loan at Chelsea.

"One more proof that everything can go very quickly in football."

Denis Zakaria warming up for Chelsea before UEFA Champions League match. (Alamy)
Denis Zakaria warming up for Chelsea before UEFA Champions League match. (Alamy)

He then went onto share a message regarding his playing time with him wanting to prepare for the rapidly approaching World Cup in Qatar.

"I feel good physically. I know that I must have minutes in the legs to give me my full measure.

"At Chelsea, I will discover a football with more spaces, more intensity, more duels. That should suit me."

The Swiss international is yet to make his Chelsea debut but will look to impress under the new regime at Stamford Bridge.

Topics: Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Football, Premier League

Sam Collins
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