It was always going to take some hard-nosed decisions for Thomas Tuchel to be a success at Chelsea.
The German has quickly shown his tactical acumen on the pitch and his man-management skills off of it, with the Blues back in the Champions League qualification picture after going right off the boil under Frank Lampard.
However, for all of the immediate success, there has been an associated cost.
Christian Pulisic, for example, has barely had a look in under Tuchel, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising if he were moved on in the summer.
If that precise scenario weren’t bad enough for Chelsea supporters to contemplate, Football Insider quote sources as suggesting that Timo Werner, only signed for the club last summer, is also looking for a way out.
The outlet even go as far as suggesting that the young German marksman may be willing to look for pastures new as early as this summer, something that Tuchel surely hadn’t bargained for.