After suffering defeat in Saturday’s FA Cup final, can Chelsea seek revenge against Leicester on Tuesday?
A Sticky Period:
Since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment in January, Chelsea have become a newfound force in both England and Europe – overcoming their opponents through impressive defensive performances.
The improvement under the German coach has been phenomenal, with Tuchel pushing Chelsea back into the top four, alongside securing both FA Cup and Champions League finals.
Up until last week, Tuchel had lost just once in all competitions since arriving in London, which came in a 5-2 defeat to West Brom in April.
Both games were of huge values to the Blues, the defeat to Arsenal cost Chelsea three important points in their surge for a top four finish, whilst the defeat to Leicester on Saturday saw Chelsea lose consecutive FA Cup finals.
Revenge on Tuesday?
The game against Leicester on Saturday was the first of two back-to-back games, with the second set to be played at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
The game is of immense value to both sides, with a win for Leicester would secure Champions League football for the Foxes next season. On the other hand, Chelsea will look to seek revenge against their opponents, whilst launching themselves back into third.
Besides the points, a win for Chelsea is important in getting their season back on track. In addition to their bid for top four, the Blues also have a Champions League final to attend at the end of May.
Gathering form is crucial for the Blues, who look to gather as much momentum as possible in the final remaining games.
The Remainder of the Season:
After Tuesday’s game against Leicester, Chelsea will travel to Vila Park on May 22nd – looking to finalise their positions in the top four.
As mentioned, picking up momentum within these final two games is critically important with a Champions League final looming against the Champions, Manchester City.
Having tasted the sour taste of defeat in Saturday’s, Chelsea will hope to make the most of the rest of their campaign – making the Champions League their first piece of silverware in the Tuchel era.
Written by Ryan Bellenie (@BellenieSport).