Since Thomas Tuchel has taken over Chelsea have really turned their fortunes around. When Frank Lampard was sacked the club was at the 9th position in the league table. Chelsea are now closing in on the top four and are also alive in the Champions League as well as the FA Cup.
It feels like slowly but steadily pieces are falling into place for the Blues. Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic have both returned to form. Timo Werner is probably the one player who still needs to improve his game. But overall Tuchel will be happy with his team’s performances.
However, the veteran manager knows that the most important part of the season still lies ahead of Chelsea. Chelsea have had big games but perhaps the real test is yet to come. The club will lock horns with Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup.
Chelsea have faced Manchester City once before in the Premier League where they ended up being the winners. Chelsea were at the top of the table then but look how things have changed. Manchester City have had an inspired turnaround and are set to win the title.
They will be looking to get their revenge in what could be one of 3 meetings between the club. Thomas Tuchel himself has admitted that Chelsea are not at City’s level yet but these meeting will help a lot in judging how far behind Chelsea are.
The Blues have seen a lot of changes in a short span and considering their performance they have done pretty well. Thomas Tuchel believes his team is developing and the season’s end will show what are areas they can improve in.
Will this be Chelsea’ reality check or will the Blues run rampage?
Chelsea fans will be hoping towards an exciting finish to the season. For the Blues, every game now is a cup game. They are already in two semi-finals and Thomas Tuchel hopes of getting a trophy in his very first season with the club.
Even in the Premier League Chelsea cannot afford any mistakes as there is a very tight battle for the 4th and 3rd place. Considering Chelsea’s good run of performances many have given them a good chance against Manchester City.
They have a game left in the Premier League and a possible Champions League final if both teams make it. Thomas Tuchel is very happy with his team showing unity in the desire to win. He hopes that these crucial moments will help them build the squad. This was his statement as per reports from Chelsea FC.
‘I will not judge now how many percent behind Man City we are, but in the process when you want to compete for the top in any competition, it is important that you know and accept where we are, and we are behind City.
‘You close the gap step-by step. At crucial moments we showed up, and I will tell you maybe after the season where I think we are and where we need to improve. This is a young team and I believe we will be stronger with every game and with every experience that we have.
This tie will be the start of Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel’s test. The manager might soon find out that expectations are very high at a club like Chelsea and if you fail to deliver there can be some serious consequences.