Premier league news Rio Ferdinand says Thomas Tuchel cannot afford another defeat after FA Cup loss Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City in the final of the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday, meaning Thomas Tuchel missed out on the chance to win his first trophy as Blues boss
Breaking News ! Former Manchester United and England centre-back Rio Ferdinand has admitted that Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel cannot afford to lose a third game on the spin following yesterday's FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City at Wembley. After being beaten 1-0 by Arsenal in midweek, the Blues were beaten by the exact same scoreline once again as Youri Tielemans' thunderous second half effort secured the Foxes their very first FA Cup crown in their history. The Belgium international unleashed a venomous effort into the top corner, which proved to be enough for Brendan Rodgers' side to get the job done. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Although Chelsea thought they had drawn level through Ben Chilwell, only for him to be denied by VAR, and Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel coming to the Foxes' rescue on occasions, it was not to be the Blues' day, although, in fairness, they did lack the spark and zest required to win a cup final. Defeat to Leicester means that Tuchel has now lost the same amount of matches in just four days as he had in his first 25 games in charge since replacing Frank Lampard towards the end of January. Now that the Blues are experiencing a minor wobble before wrapping up a top-four berth and facing Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final later this month, Tuchel will be determined to arrest the Blues' minor drop off in form when they face Leicester again in a crucial Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening. Read More Related Articles Joe Cole agrees with Thomas Tuchel about Chelsea after their FA Cup final defeat to Leicester Read More Related Articles What Antonio Rudiger has done on Instagram following Chelsea's FA Cup defeat to Leicester City And with that said, BT Sport pundit Ferdinand, whilst hailing the impact that Tuchel has had at Stamford Bridge since he arrived at the club, has pointed out how damaging it could be for Chelsea and the German if they were to be beaten by the Foxes once again. Ferdinand told BT Sport: "It's huge, he's come into this league and taken it by storm. He's taken it by the scruff of the neck. "The way he's galvanised this team, Frank brought this team together, recruitment in the summer and now he's come in, taken over and shape it as a team that is based on him, his personality and the characteristics he wants in a football team. Sign up to our Chelsea newsletter for all the latest news Do you want all the latest news from around Chelsea Football Club straight to your email inbox? Of course you do. By signing up for our Chelsea newsletter, you will receive a twice-daily email, focused on all the latest news from Stamford Bridge.
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"It was going so fabulously well before. He's had two games now that he's lost and he can't afford to lose a third one on the spin. What that will do for the morale, the momentum, completely gone out of his team which he has built up - and it takes time to build that. "What we had seen that he had built in this team was characters, there was a character about this team and a personality that was starting to show itself." With Ferdinand having made that admission, Tuchel has now got to do everything within his power to pick his players back up again and prepare to faces the Foxes once again on Tuesday, but this time with a very different feel to the contest.
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