Thomas Tuchel missed his first title with Chelsea in England. Struggled by three German national players, London had fallen behind in the FA Cup final.
London / Munich – Chelsea FC put their first chance of two titles in May 2021 in the sand. Coach Thomas Tuchel’s club lost in the FA Cup final against league rival Leicester City with a 0: 1.
While Londoners had to give up in the final of the historic competition at Wembley Stadium, the excitement at “Fox” was great – the team of coach Brendan Rodgers won the first win in the club’s history. Leicester’s Belgian international Yuri Tylemains scored the day with a superb long-range shot from around 25 meters in the 63rd minute.
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However, the misfortune of the favorite “blues” was in his favor: in the final leg, Chelsea London had two great opportunities to equalize: first, Danish goalkeeper Casper Schmeichel prevented Mason Mount from scoring with a mega parade. Then teammate Ben Chilwell (formerly under contract with Leicester) reportedly scored 1–1, but the goal was withdrawn by the video referee due to a delicate offside decision.
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At Chelsea FC, two German national players Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner were in the starting line-up, with compatriot Kai Havert coming in the 75th minute. The flattering of Leicester said on the occasion of the opposite celebration BBC: “I have dreamed it since childhood.” The trophy was presented by FA President Prince William to the cheers of Leicester City fans:
As part of a trial to encourage audience return to cultural and sporting events in Great Britain, more than 20,000 people were allowed to enter the Wembley Arena in the FA Cup Final. Tuchel still has another title chance with Chelsea – in the Champions League final on 29 May against Manchester City in Porto. (Pf)
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