Thomas Tuchel won’t tolerate any of his Chelsea players not being sharp, and insists they have to earn and fight for their place in the side.
Tuchel’s side now head into a two-week international break, before returning to face Brentford in a London derby.
But the Chelsea head coach has issued his message to his side to tell them he expects them to be sharp in every game, otherwise they will not be selected.
“At a club like Chelsea, you need to be sharp every three days and fight for your place.
This is what is going on,” Tuchel told the media in his post-match press conference.
Tuchel will continue to help and support his players, discussing Havertz and Ziyech in particular, but will only select his players based on form not what the name on the back of the shirt says.
He added: “They have maybe lost a bit of belief, confidence, whatever. We will not stop trying to boost them. Nobody is angry at them and nobody has major concerns, but we have to pay attention to the actual form.”