Tuchel’s record: Four major finals in one year and 108 days

Tuchel’s record: Four major finals in one year and 108 days
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Having been in charge of Chelsea for just one year and 108 days, Tuchel is preparing to take charge of his fourth major final at the club.

Last season, two weeks after his side were beaten by Leicester in the FA Cup final, the Blues were crowned champions of Europe after a 1-0 win over Manchester City.

Despite winning the Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup this season, the defeat by Liverpool on penalties in the Carabao Cup final hurt.

Tuchel is hoping his players will use the pain of that defeat to motivate them on Saturday.

“We want to get them back, simple as that,” Chelsea’s England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek said.

Chelsea arrive at Wembley on the back of one win in four games, while their future was thrown into uncertainty after sanctions were placed on Russian owner Roman Abramovich in March.

Klopp described Tuchel as a “magnificent leader” for leading the team through uncertain times.

“My respect for Thomas was already as high as you could imagine,” added Klopp.

“Then add in what he has had to contend with off the pitch in recent weeks and months and this respect makes even more sense.”

Did you know? Chelsea are the first side to reach three consecutive FA Cup finals since Arsenal between 2000-01 and 2002-03.

Chelsea’s road to Wembley
3RChesterfield (h)5-1Werner, Hudson-Odoi, Lukaku, Christensen, Ziyech
4RPlymouth Argyle (h)2-1 (aet)Azpilicueta, Alonso
5RLuton Town (a)3-2Saul, Werner, Lukaku
6RMiddlesbrough (a)2-0Lukaku, Ziyech
Semi-finalCrystal Palace (Wembley)2-0Loftus-Cheek, Mount

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