Chelsea came up short against Liverpool yet again at Wembley in the end. Just like the League Cup final back in February, The Blues lost via the lottery of the penalty shootout, which was a very bitter pill to swallow for Chelsea fans worldwide. This was the third consecutive final loss in the FA Cup, following the disappointments of 2020 against Arsenal and Leicester in 2021. Chelsea has now lost 5 successive domestic cup finals including the 2019 League Cup Final, and it begs the question of the mentality of the Chelsea players against their domestic rivals.
This year’s FA Cup final was always going to be decided by the tiniest of margins and players like Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku really need to ask themselves serious questions. They have struggled for game time all season, been put in the team regularly by Thomas Tuchel, and responded with consistent performances but on the day that the club needed them to shine, they wilted under pressure. This summer is a very symbolic one for Chelsea and visitors of real money casinos, with the Blues expected to have new owners, and many players expected to leave.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are both out of contract this summer and are expected to join Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively on free transfers, while the futures of club captain, Cesar Azpilicueta and vice-captain, Jorginho, are also uncertain. Chelsea, under the ownership of the Todd Boehly consortium, will spend money on at least 2 statement signings, but Thomas Tuchel will need to identify players with the right mentality and attitude to play for such a big team and compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the biggest trophies on offer.
Those two teams have set the bar and have shown that they are mentality monsters, who can rise when the occasion demands and their players never give up, when the occasion demands it, and are hungry for trophies. Thomas Tuchel needs to instill these into his players, especially on the domestic front. They need leaders in the dressing room, and with the quality of players expected to leave, there is a big chance that there might be a quality gap between them as compared to Liverpool and City that might even get wider.
This summer will be very crucial for the Blues and will ask questions of Thomas Tuchel that he hasn’t been asked in his storied career so far. How do you balance a team in transition to create mentality monsters? How do you inspire a team that is deflated morally to go toe-to-toe with the best in the business? It lies at the hands of their silky German manager. Meanwhile, you can make extra fucks for fun when you visit best newzealand online casino today.