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CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB IS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNER!
Chelsea Football Club has won its second Champions League title. The Blues won the trophy after defeating Manchester City 1-0 in the final in Porto. Chelsea had not reached the final after their victory in Munich, but after a nine-year wait, they have finally realized their dream.
Masterclass with Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea was in good form in Frank Lampard’s first season as manager. His second season, however, drew criticism.
His Chelsea team was in ninth place, one of the lowest positions in the table in the club’s history.
As a result, Roman Abramovich decided to abandon their long-term ambition and fired Frank Lampard.
There were several rumors regarding who could be the potential replacement.
Managers such as Thomas Tuchel, Antonio Conte, and even Hansi Flick were mentioned as viable candidates.
However, after being fired by PSG and looking for a new club, Thomas Tuchel emerged as the leading candidate to coach the Blues.
Chelsea announced on January 26th, 2021, that the German manager will lead the Blues for the second half of the season.
Tuchel arrived with less than 48 hours to coach the team and choose his players before facing Wolves.
His debut game was a 0-0 tie, and he showed indications of development straight away.
German players like Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Rudiger felt at ease under Tuchel’s leadership.
As a result, their shape and performance began to improve on a daily basis.
Timo didn’t score as much as he did in RB, but his total performance helped the squad win and progress.
Thomas began playing with a back three in a 3-4-2-1 configuration, which proved key to the Blues’ success.
The Chelsea defense was difficult to penetrate with the back line of Mendy, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, and Thiago Silva.
Thomas became the first Chelsea manager to go 13 games unbeaten.
Chelsea overcame Atletico Madrid, Porto, and Real Madrid to reach the UEFA Champions League final for the first time in 9 years under Tuchel.
TT also became the first manager to reach back-to-back Champions League finals.
He led PSG to the final the previous season before losing to Bayern Munich.
Chelsea was ninth in the Premier League table before TT arrived, but with his managerial skill, he led this team to the FA Cup final and the Champions League final.
Not only that, but his team finished fourth in the Premier League, which was unexpected at the halfway point.
Chelsea entered the final against Manchester City as the underdog, having defeated both sides of Madrid.
Thomas Tuchel celebrates his UCL victory.
Mr. out-of-form Kai Havertz, Chelsea’s most expensive signing, scored the game’s sole goal, giving the Blues their second Champions League triumph.
Pep is having a bad day
Pep Guardiola is still unable to capture the coveted Champions League championship for City despite nearly 6 years and more than 700 million spent.
Everyone knew Manchester City could win the triple after winning the Premier League and the Carabao Cup.
However, the eventual result proved both detractors and enthusiasts wrong.
Pep Guardiola has a habit of overthinking critical matches as he did in the final.
Pep Guardiola with the Champions League runner-up medal
Pep Guardiola Receives The Runners-Up Medal In Europe’s Champions League
In 59 of his 60 appearances, he has played either Rodri or Fernandinho in the CDM position.
The Champions League final was the only game in which neither was there from the start.
This loss will undoubtedly plague Pep for some time, but he appears to be prepared for next season with new additions and reinforcements.
The 20/21 Champions League final will always be a sad day for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola.