Following the disappointment of Saturday’s FA Cup Final defeat to Leicester City, Thomas Tuchel must try to lift his players’ spirits in order that they can secure a top-four final league placing.
After a performance that was similar to the loss to Arsenal, Chelsea’s forward line was ineffectual against the Foxes, a problem that the German has test to address.
Chelsea must win their last two Premier League fixtures to ensure a Champions League spot next season and they cannot rely on beating Manchester City in Porto to claim a place.
Many Chelsea supporters cannot understand why Tuchel has ostracised Tammy Abraham, a player who, whilst not world-class, has certainly got a proven track record when it comes to scoring goals.
Although Stamford Bridge will house the biggest crowd since the 4-0 defeat of Everton on March 8th, 2020, it might well be the case that the atmosphere is somewhat suppressed with many attending suffering with a hangover from Saturday’s result.
Liverpool’s last gasp win against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday puts further pressure on both Chelsea and Leicester City meaning another tight game between to two sides is sure to ensue.
Earlier this season, Chelsea were beaten 2-0 when they visited the King Power Stadium in the reverse fixture whilst last season’s corresponding game ended 1-1 with Mason Mount scoring for The Blues.
About the Author
Londoner David Johnstone is a home, away and European away Chelsea supporter and has missed just six matches since 2001 (although he’s quick to state there are plenty of other supporters with better attendance records than him).
He has been involved with the fanzine scene at Chelsea since around 1991 and started the ‘cfcuk’ fanzine in 1999 which was, until Mr Abramovich bought the club in 2003, named ‘Matthew Harding’s Blue And White Army’.
David was also responsible for forming both the Chelsea Supporters’ Group and the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust which are the main two bodies that represent the followers of Chelsea FC and take their concerns to those running the club.
A founder of the highly regarded Chelsea FanCast weekly podcast (but is no longer involved) and responsible for the crowd surfing banners and supporter displays that are seen in the Matthew Harding Stand at Stamford Bridge on matchday.
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