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Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Andreas Christensen pulled out of Chelsea's FA Cup final clash with Liverpool the morning of the game, adding that it was not the first time the defender has left a matchday squad at short notice.
The Denmark international - who will join Barcelona at the end of the season - was not injured but told head coach Thomas Tuchel on Saturday that he did not want to be considered for the match because he did not feel ready to play.
Sportsmail previously revealed that Christensen would have started the game had he been available for selection and his decision to withdraw from the squad proved a major blow to Chelsea's plans.
Andreas Christensen pulled out of the Chelsea FA Cup final squad the morning of the final, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed
His departure from the team hotel on Saturday morning left his team-mates perplexed and shocked.
Speaking about the incident ahead of Chelsea's clash with Leicester, Tuchel said: 'Andreas came the morning of the match to tell me he's not ready.
'He had his reasons, they stay private and confidential. It was