Tension in London As Thomas Tuchel Insists on Perfection From Chelsea Ahead of FA Cup Final

Tension in London As Thomas Tuchel Insists on Perfection From Chelsea Ahead of FA Cup Final

  • Thomas Tuchel is confident his Blues side can go toe to toe with Quadruple-chasing Liverpool if they get their tactics right
  • The Blues will be hoping not to end the season trophyless after faltering in their quest for the Premier League title this season
  • Chelsea has lost in the final of the FA Cup twice in a row after disappointments against Arsenal in 2020 and Leicester City in 2021

Chelsea will be hoping to end their recent record of losing in the FA Cup finals when they tackle Liverpool on Saturday, May 14 at Wembley.

The Blues will be looking to add a 9th FA Cup trophy to their cabinet after coming close in the previous two seasons where they were losing finalists against Arsenal and Leicester City.

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Thomas Tuchel is hoping to win the FA Cup for the first time. Photo by Michael Regan
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According to a report via the Daily Mail, Thomas Tuchel believes his Chelsea team can find a way to outsmart Liverpool in the FA Cup final but that they have to be perfect with their tactics.

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“Liverpool do allow chances and we proved it with big chances in the Carabao Cup final. But it's their approach. They are the team who put other strikers of other teams into offside by far the most.
'So it's not easy to counter. You need the connection between the guy with the pass and the guy who receives it. But, like always, you can find solutions if you have a perfect day.”

Chelsea are considered the underdogs heading into Saturday’s final against Liverpool who are still in contention to win four trophies this season.

Tuchel issues Mateo Kovacic injury update

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s quest to win the FA Cup trophy this season has been made harder following the confirmation that Mateo Kovacic will miss the crucial game against Liverpool.

According to Football London, Kovacic limped off injured in the Blues' 3-0 win over Leeds United after a horror tackle from Daniel James.

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Thomas Tuchel insists the Croatian will be checked by the Chelsea physios before the game but is not confident Kovacic will be declared fit to play in the final.

Tuchel insists no distraction before FA Cup final

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Thomas Tuchel has expressed his surprise at the news that Romelu Lukaku and his agent plan to meet with the club's new owners just 24 hours before their FA Cup final against Liverpool.

Lukaku has struggled to meet expectations at the Stamford Bridge since his club-record £97.5 million move from Inter Milan last summer.

The Belgian striker has scored just 10 goals for Chelsea this season and has lost his place in the starting line-up for the Blues prompting his agent to seek redress from the club’s new owners.

Source: SportsBrief.com