Thomas Tuchel reacts to 'reckless' Jamaal Lascelles challenge on Tammy Abraham in Newcastle United defeat to Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel has labelled Jamaal Lascelles’ tackle on Tammy Abraham as “reckless”.

Abraham was forced off in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United shortly after Lascelles stopped him with a well-timed challenge.

“There’s no update yet on Tammy, but we needed to take him off after a hard tackle,” said Chelsea head coach Tuchel. “So we’re worried, but there’s no news of him. My assistant tried to show him (referee Peter Bankes) the tackle on the iPad, and he told us he was not allowed to talk to us.

“It was the tackle, but we didn’t know he wasn’t allowed to watch. So OK, we didn’t realise that.

“We had the feeling it was a reckless tackle. He (Lascelles) played the ball, yes, but, for me, it’s too much of a risk to an injury to the opponent. And because of that, for me, it’s a foul. It’s reckless, but, OK, it was not like us to criticise, just to discuss with the officials.”

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