UCL Draw: Chelsea Fans Pessimistic About Knocking Out Real Because Tuchel Is Not the Manager
- Chelsea and Real Madrid have been drawn together in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League
- It is the consecutive season the two teams have been drawn together and will complete their trilogy
- Fans have expressed pessimism over knocking out reigning the champions because of their manager
The UEFA Champions League draw can sometimes be predictable. Ahead of the draw, many fans were predicting a trilogy for Chelsea and Real Madrid, and it was the first matchup drawn during the event.
The two sides met in the two previous seasons, in the semifinals and quarterfinals in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, with the winners of each contest going on to win the trophies in Porto and Paris, respectively.
As reported by Sky Sports, Thomas Tuchel guided Chelsea to a 3-1 aggregate score over Madrid in 2021 to set up an all-English final against Manchester City, which Chelsea won.
The second tie in 2022 took Edouard Mendy's blunders and Karim Benzema's masterclass to beat Chelsea. The record-holders Madrid went on to beat City and Liverpool in the semi-finals and finals, respectively, as reported by Goal.
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Fans express pessimism over draw
Fan beloved manager Tuchel, is no longer at Stamford Bridge, having faced the sack in September. This has brought pessimism to the hearts of the fans as they believe he was the only reason they stood a chance against Madrid.
''If Tuchel was still our coach I would have been confident asl even if it didn’t go well last season I was still confident cuz of him''
''we don’t have tuchel as our coach anymore bruh, it’s over''
''if we had tuchel or even jose i would be confident about beating madrid this time''
''Bro with tuchel I wouldn't even lose sleep over this Madrid fixture but Potter on the other hand.. I'm very worried!''
Regardless of the fear, stats back Chelsea to beat Madrid as they have only lost once in seven meetings against the 14-time champions, as revealed by Opta Stats.
Tuchel on Madrid's radar
Sports Brief earlier reported that Tuchel is eyed to replace Ancelotti should the Italian boss be shown the exit at Santiago Bernabeu.
Don Carlo is leading Los Blancos in an inconsistent season which has seen them fall nine points behind rivals Barcelona in the La Liga race.
Tuchel has been without a job since leaving Chelsea and has turned down several jobs including Tottenham, Aston Villa and Wolves in the Premier League.
Source: Sports Brief News