Chelsea’s supporters have flooded to social media this evening, to take aim at manager Thomas Tuchel, on the back of their side’s defeat in the FA Cup final.
Tielemans decides it
The Blues of course made the trip to Wembley a short time ago, for the most high-profile cup fixture of the English calendar.
After getting the better of competition favourites Manchester City in the last round, Chelsea faced off with Leicester, going in search of their first piece of silverware under the watch of January arrival Tuchel.
The capital giants actually headed into proceedings in search of a bounce-back result, having seen their top-4 ambitions dealt a blow in a rare defeat at the hands of Arsenal during the week.
When all was said and done at Wembley, though, Leicester went on to upset the odds, dealing Chelsea a 2nd defeat in the space of four days.
A tense affair in the capital was eventually decided by a solitary strike, just beyond the hour mark.
A concerted spell of pressure on the part of the Foxes eventually culminated in Youri Tielemans driving home a wonderful strike from 25 yards, to send the Leicester support in the capital into frenzied celebrations:
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) May 15, 2021
Chelsea, from here, threw on the offensive cavalry, as Thomas Tuchel opted to introduce all of Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi to the fray.
And the Pensioners even appeared to have bagged their much-needed equaliser just minutes from time, when Ben Chilwell’s deflected effort somehow made its way beyond the superb Kasper Schmeichel.
VAR, though, swiftly intervened, ruling the goal out for the most marginal of offside calls imaginable:
Chelsea have the ball in the net but VAR rules it out for offside! 😲 pic.twitter.com/ncdS9VluDQ
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 15, 2021
In the end, though, a stout Leicester backline, manned by the flawless pairing of Wesley Fofana and Caglar Soyuncu, stood tall, to ensure a historic night for all associated with Brendan Rodgers’ men.
A first ever triumph in the competition for the King Power outfit, and one they will not soon forget…
For Chelsea, on the other hand, concerns begin to mount.
After looking close to unstoppable across stretches in recent weeks, the Blues have now fallen to back-to-back defeats, with confidence dipping at the worst possible time ahead of a Champions League final showdown with Manchester City at the end of the month.
And, as outlined above, on the back of their side’s latest costly slip-up, the Chelsea faithful have since aimed their frustrations in the direction of one man – Thomas Tuchel:
Tuchel’s fault. This game. Tuchel’s fault.
— Karo (@Karovoni) May 15, 2021
What a difference a week makes. #CFC lose a second game in a row and a third #FACupFinal in five years. As I said in the podcast, you don’t mess with momentum. Tuchel has done a brilliant job but he’s got his team wrong, twice. Has a big job to lift spirits for final 3 games.
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) May 15, 2021
There is no way this loss isn’t Tuchel’s fault
💯 his fault
U can’t start Kepa in a Final ffs 😡😡😡#FACupFinal
— Chief ‘PETTY’ Officer (@david_ezennunu4) May 15, 2021
This defeat is on Tuchel. The VAR decisions were a farce but we were the second best team on the pitch – unacceptable. Leicester are deserved winners.
This does not take away any credit from Tuchel’s recent achievements but he messed up today.
— ExpectedChelsea (@ExpectedChelsea) May 15, 2021
Thomas Tuchel has been great since walking in the door, we’ll play in the biggest club match in world football in 14 days, but he’s made some monumental mistakes in the last 3 days, & we’re now in serious danger of imploding & ending up with nothing. PRESSURE IS ON – NO QUESTION!
— DavidBranchCFC 💙 (@DavidBranch1987) May 15, 2021
75% was on Tuchel for that defeat. You cannot prove me otherwise! https://t.co/W3lfzLmVI4
— BC X CFC (@BCxCFC) May 15, 2021
This will annoy people, but you absolutely have to question Tuchel’s decision not to even have Tammy Abraham on the bench. They were toothless today and Abraham is a goalscorer.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) May 15, 2021
Blame it on tuchel, he didn’t learn from arsenal match..
— SomoCB (@SoshBoru) May 15, 2021
For the first time in my life I blame Tuchel for this defeat.
His choice of players killed this game.
— Chelsea Babe(Chelsea will win CL) (@debbie_chelsea) May 15, 2021
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