It was another bad day at Wembley Stadium for Chelsea this season. As they lost the FA Cup final to Liverpool today on to penalty shootout. Of course, the Blues have now lost two Cup finals to the Reds this season, which means they are expected to do better next campaign.
Chelsea lost the Carabao Cup final to Liverpool in February due to penalty shootout. And they repeated the same thing at Wembley Stadium this evening. In all fairness, Thomas Tuchel is trying his best at Stamford Bridge, but most of the players aren’t helping the team’s performance.
Statistically speaking, the Blues had 47% ball possession and 10 goal attempts today. While the Jurgen Klopp’s men had 53% ball possession and 17 goal attempts. Frankly, Liverpool pressed Chelsea throughout the 120 minutes. Meanwhile, the Thomas Tuchel’s men stood firm, but they later lost the FA Cup final due to penalties.
FA Cup Final: Chelsea Fans React To Another Gutted Display At Wembley
Most of the Blues fans are blaming Thomas Tuchel for his tactics. Meanwhile, others are saying football isn’t fair, because they lost two cup finals to Liverpool in a single season. Of course, almost all Chelsea’s fans are in pain this evening, because losing two finals to Liverpool isn’t a joke.
Furthermore, Mason Mount and César Azpilicueta are now the latest scapegoats. As they both lost penalties against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium. So, the Blues believe they would have bagged the trophy, if the two players scored.
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For the record, Chelsea have lost 10 of their last 16 finals since 2015. Aside from that, they have faced Liverpool in four finals, in which they lost everything. Apparently, the football gods don’t usually favour Chelsea, whenever they face the Reds in a cup final.
The FA Cup final is most likely to be Antonio Rüdiger, César Azpilicueta, and Andreas Christensen’s last one at Chelsea. However, it didn’t end well at Wembley Stadium today. Nevertheless, the West London club are expected to bounce with a high level of winning spirit next season, under Todd Boehly.