Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believes it may be “difficult” for his club to reduce the gap on Premier League. Title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool in the next week. The German is unsure whether his team will be able to close the gap with their opponents after the next two games.
The Blues return to Premier League play after losing to Liverpool in the FA Cup Final, with penalty shootout heartache. Against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds occurring for the second time this season following the same outcome in the Carabao Cup Final.
With a few games remaining in the season, Chelsea may conceivably end 23 points behind its theoretical rivals. And Chelsea manager Tuchel is skeptical if the gap can be overcome. Especially without the uncertainty of a sanctioned transfer window that would reduce their roster.
What has Tuchel said about the summit gulf?
When questioned by The Mirror whether his team might catch City and Liverpool in future seasons. The German report said, “It’s maybe impossible. Each transfer window, they improve their team, while it seems that we are losing vital players. “Of course, Toni Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are departing. Therefore, this is difficult, and we are already having difficulty closing the deficit.”
Tuchel defends Mount after losing the FA Cup
Elsewhere, the German defended Mason Mount, whose missed penalty kick in the crucial shootout set up Liverpool’s triumph at Wembley on Saturday. And highlighted the dangers of social media in enabling such pressure to build. “Nothing I say will prevent these men from doing it,” he continued. “I do not comprehend social media whatsoever. It has a significant influence, but I do not comprehend it. I do not use social media, which keeps me healthier than I would be if I did. Everyone in such a prominent position must tread carefully while out in public.”
Can Chelsea catch up to Liverpool and Manchester City?
It is a difficult choice for me to make team. Again came agonizingly close to defeating Liverpool in a significant Wembley final. Still, as he stared at the desk in front of him with the peak of his baseball cap pulled down his disappointment was evident and completely understandable.
Liverpool has won two trophies this season and is in contention for a historic quadruple. Four times, for 420 minutes, Chelsea has faced a dangerous opponent and has never lost a match. On Saturday, the FA Cup final mirrored the Carabao Cup final in February in that Chelsea played a significant role in an enthralling, goalless match that went to penalties. Liverpool won all penalty shootouts.
Last August, they played to a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the Premier League, but a contentious red card for Reece James changed the game’s complexion while they were up. In January, Chelsea overcame a 2-0 deficit to earn a thrilling 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
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