Chelsea’s terrible history at the Wembley Stadium continues, as they endured their third consecutive FA Cup final defeat in the hands of Liverpool on Saturday..
The match finished in a goalless draw following 120 minutes of football, leading to penalty shootouts, which Liverpool won..
This defeat will be extremely hard on Chelsea manager and players because it is their second defeat against Liverpool in the domestic Cup this season, having lost the Carabao cup final earlier this season via penalty shootout.In spite of the Carabao Cup final and the FA Cup final between these two clubs ending in the same results, the games were totally different as each managers made a number of differences in how their team played and also made a number of changes in the tactics and the formations.
Chelsea manager made some shocking choices in this game which saw Cesar Azpilicueta and Ngolo Kante starting the game from the bench, bringing Ruben Loftus-Cheek in and replacing him after only fifteen minutes, which the player was disappointed with.
Most fans still don’t understand why Thomas Tuchel decided to substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek for him after only 15 minutes on the pitch.
We will be discussing in this article the reasons that the manager decided to remove Ruben Loftus-Cheek from the game.
Even so, Ruben Loftus Cheek did not make good impression on the game as he was brought in to replace Christian Pulisic, because he was sloppy on the ball and also was dispossessed a few times on the ball, though the Chelsea manager makes it obvious that the substitution of Ruben Loftus Cheek after only fifteen minutes played wasn’t dependent on performance, but was because of penalty decisions..
Chelsea manager Chelsea mentioned that Ross Barkley, who replaced Loftus Cheek with a far better penalty taker than him, was the reason why he’d to take him off to sign Ross Barkley.
Ross Barkley went on to make his penalty in the match, but it wasn’t enough to lift the trophy because Mason and cesar Azpilicueta Mount both missed their shots, giving Liverpool the FA Cup..