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Blues lacked killer Tuch

Chelsea suffered shootout heartbreak by the hands of Liverpool for the second time this season, writes JACK ROSSER.

Jurgen Klopp’s facet are nonetheless on for a exceptional quadruple after each Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount failed from the spot at Wembley, handing the Reds a first FA Cup underneath the German.

Chelsea needed to trip their luck at occasions – recovering after a horrible begin during which Luis Diaz may have scored twice.

However that they had loads of probabilities themselves and had been too wasteful when it actually mattered.

American Christian Pulisic despatched good probabilities agonisingly extensive in both half whereas he ought to have performed a greater ball for Marcos Alonso within the first half.

Alonso was racing by however the cross pressured him right into a heavy contact, permitting Alisson to save lots of.

Pulisic was Chelsea’s most harmful participant – however fell quick when it mattered most.

Boss Thomas Tuchel should shoulder some blame too. With Liverpool leaving acres of area because of their excessive line, Pulisic had confirmed that tempo may damage them.

Regardless of that, Tuchel determined to maintain a assured Timo Werner on the bench all through, as a substitute turning to Hakim Ziyech and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to bolster the ahead line.

It’s desperately merciless to lose on penalties once more, particularly with one Chelsea legend, Azpilicueta, and one other within the making, Mount, being those to let the Blues down.

Tuchel’s true process at Chelsea is to make sure they combine it with Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis on the prime of the desk subsequent season. After 4 attracts from 4 video games towards Liverpool this season Chelsea will really feel near doing that. To make that subsequent step, they want a killer contact on the essential occasions.