Thomas Tuchel has sent a strong warning to Liverpool ahead of their Emirate FA Cup final clash at Wembley on May 14.
Chelsea controlled throughout, with 67 per cent possession and double the number of shots but Crystal Palace was the better side in the first part of the game.
Tuchel’s half-time pep talk brings fire to the Blues as Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores an unstoppable goal in the 65th-minute of the semi-final tie on Sunday.
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However, Mason Mount doubled the advantage in the 76th minute to send Chelsea to their third successive FA Cup finals after losing 2-1 to Arsenal in 2020 and 1-0 defeat against Leicester City in 2021.
🔵 @ChelseaFC sealed their place in the #EmiratesFACup Final for the third consecutive season! 🤯
Will this year be the year for the Blues? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/JzU0zae5qo
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) April 18, 2022
With the win, Tuchel faces Jurgen Klopp again in the second domestic cup final of the season but Liverpool s still hunting for the Premier League and Champions League titles.
The Reds beat Chelsea on penalties in the Carabao Cup, but Tuchel was not interested in discussing their potentially history-making season.
The German tactician said via Sky Sports “I don’t care about [Liverpool’s] other titles,”
“Of course, we lost a [Carabao Cup] final [to Liverpool]. We gave everything in that final, as you know, until the very last penalty.
“We were unlucky and lost. We want to turn things around, but it will not give us the Carabao Cup title back.
“We were in the FA Cup final last season and we’re here again, it means unbelievably a lot to us.
“We will be well-prepared against one of the strongest teams in the world, who are in outstanding form given their results… it will be a tough one, [but] we will try to make life hard for them.”
Chelsea shifts their attention to Premier League as they welcome London rival Arsenal on Wednesday night.