Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has announced why he is not picking Baba Rahman.
The Blues signed left-back Rahman, 21, from German club Augsburg for a potential £21m fee in the summer but he has made just two appearances and is yet to feature in the Premier League.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, Mourinho said: “Look, because Baba Rahman arrived in the last day, because he doesn’t know what it is to play in this kind of championship.
“At the same time, every team, except Maccabi Tel Aviv, is a team of giants. And if you don’t have a minimum of five tall players good in the air, you are dead in set-pieces.
“When I play Azpilicueta on the right and Baba Rahman on the left and I don’t play Ivanovic, I have only three, not even four. So we have to think about all the details. And I think about all the details.”