Thomas Tuchel shall be seeking to win his fourth trophy as Chelsea supervisor when he picks his facet to face Liverpool within the FA Cup ultimate on Saturday afternoon. Since arriving at Stamford Bridge he has already claimed the Champions League, UEFA Tremendous Cup and FIFA Membership World Cup however the FA Cup has up to now eluded him.
The menacing determine of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool stands of their means, nonetheless. The Reds are nonetheless in rivalry to win 4 trophies this season and pull off a historic quadruple however every assembly between the 2 groups this season have been hotly contested and this one shall be no completely different.
Chelsea have been hit by an undesirable distraction forward of kick-off, nonetheless, when Romelu Lukaku’s agent spoke to the press about his consumer’s future. It’s one thing that won’t have gone down effectively with the teaching employees however Tuchel was calm in regards to the scenario, additionally addressing whether or not Kai Havertz may be a part of the Belgian in assault.
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“I used to be solely made conscious of it 5 or 10 minutes in the past, truly,” he instructed his pre-match press convention on Friday. “It is what typically occurs in soccer. The eye is so excessive that typically it attracts conditions that you do not wish to have earlier than large matches. It is the way in which it’s. For me, it’s not a distraction and hopefully, for everyone that works on the crew and the crew itself, it’s not.”
Tuchel was requested whether or not Lukaku and Havertz may each begin towards Liverpool: “Sure, we will additionally play each, though they lacked a little bit of the sensation of being an ideal match collectively. It’s totally probably that it is without doubt one of the two, however we won’t give the line-up at the moment. Pay attention, Romelu has performed recently and scored recently. He did the whole lot to remain on the pitch. Shall be our ultimate name within the morning.”
With all this in thoughts, soccer.london takes a take a look at the complete squad accessible to Tuchel for at the moment’s sport.
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli
Defenders: Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen
Midfielders: Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley, N’Golo Kante
Forwards: Kenedy, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner