Chelsea lost their FA Cup to Leicester last night as Youri Tielemans’ superb strike separate the two sides
It wasn’t another Chelsea night on Saturday as Mason Mount sensational strike only caught the palms of Schmeichel who remained a super wall for his side.
Blues could have added the tally to their list if they had done better but a header miss from Cesar Azpilicueta announced earlier on of their hard luck in the game.
Ben Chilwell also did find the back of the net after Leicester opened the scorelines but due to V.A.R’s intervention, the effort was rubbish by offside claims.
Although it’s a bit understandable that the boys weren’t in the right shape as they have been working back to back since January.
They are meant to wear down as humans but the loss definitely did confirm Lampard’s claims days before he was sacked.
“We are not in the position of a Chelsea that we were in periods when we were winning leagues,” Lampard said just nine days before his sack.
“I took this job knowing that there will be difficult times because it’s not a club ready to compete.”
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Probably the former manager was right in some way.
Why Mason Mount was furious with Timo Werner
The German striker was a bad performer for last night as he ended up his speed for nothing in favor of his team.
He was always being in a pace as usual but failed to channel things aright.
Even in a situation that could have handed Chelsea a crucial opportunity that may have changed the course of the night, Werner decided to strike alone instead of passing over to Ziyech who was free right in his front.
Not just that but he was also not finding Mason Mount at the right spot.
It’s been proven that players’ momentum are easily killed when passes are not channeled to them aright.
Last night pictured a tired Mason Mount who was getting pissed from Timo Werner’s misplaced passes.
The former Leipzig man was always giving the ball to Mount but at the very wrong spot.
Even Mount was seen at a time spreading his hands in disappointment and screaming ‘Timo!’.
This in some way may be ringing to Tuchel’s ears on the importance of reinstating Tammy Abraham who he mysteriously fizzled out of the squad.
Everyone expected to see the English man last night even as a sub but shockingly Tuchel totally snubbed him.
Abraham could have done better in that role and he has still remained the club’s lead scorer despite getting lesser games than other strikers.
New role for Reece James
James was seen last night staring as right center half against Leicester.
Since Tuchel’s arrival, the English man had always been used as a right back or right wing back until last night when Tuchel decided cause of Vardy to hand Reece James a new role.
The 21-year-old was indeed superb in the new role as he played major roles in securing the defense line.
Several times did he stop out attacks, blocked shots and his properly guarded balls to the over line.
It’s clearer now that the youngster would get more time in this position with times to come as Tuchel stated his fulfilment over the defender’s efforts.
“We changed the position because we knew about the position of Jamie Vardy.
“We wanted Reece’s power and acceleration to eliminate the threat. He did fantastic today. I’m very happy.
“If Azpi had scored the goal it would’ve been a great decision. It was a decision for tactical reasons and I’m very happy with how we defended in general today.”
Chelsea have their attention turned to May 29th when they will either repeat their fate last night or wake from slumber.
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