Why Mendy wont feature for won’t feature for Chelsea in FA Cup final


Why Mendy wont feature for won’t feature for Chelsea vs Leicester in FA Cup final

Tuchel confirms Kepa will start final

Edouard Mendy was dropped by Thomas Tuchel ahead of the FA Cup final against Leicester City. Kepa Arrizabalaga came in and could not keep a clean sheet.

The Spaniard did his best to try and stop a rogue Jorginho back pass from going in the net against Arsenal last night. He succeeded, but could do nothing to stop Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from passing it back to Emile Smith-Rowe who scored.

Tuchel confirmed that Kepa started the match to give him minutes ahead of the game. However, he was barely tested by Arsenal all match despite the Gunners winning the tie.

Whether this comes back to bite Tuchel remains to be seen but the loss will be a mental hit to overcome going into the game.

Mendy was given a slot in Gary Neville’s team of the season and with the struggles Kepa has faced in west London could the German coach yet regret his chocie?

Tuchel takes responsibility

The loss was a surprising result that comes after Chelsea’s impressive win over Manchester City in the league – a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final.

Tuchel made a significant number of changes to his side but kept big hitters Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Jorginho in the team.

“It is our fault, nobody else’s,” he said. “We lost the game, it’s totally our responsibility. Overall we were not sharp enough, we could not put up the same intensity as usual.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

“Maybe I made too many changes from the last match so I take full responsibility for that, and maybe it’s the last wake-up call for us. I felt it a little bit coming in training yesterday and I’m a bit unlucky that it is proven today on the pitch. We had three days [to prepare], we had a good run and were in a good mood, but the choices were not so good on my side for the line-up so this is on me.

“We were unlucky but we did everything today to lose. I’m not happy with my line-up, I should not have done it like this.”

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 35 46 80
2 Manchester United FC 35 30 70
3 Leicester City FC 36 21 66
4 Chelsea FC 35 23 64
5 West Ham United FC 35 10 58
6 Liverpool FC 34 18 57
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 35 20 56
8 Everton FC 34 4 55
9 Arsenal FC 35 11 52
10 Leeds United 35 0 50
11 Aston Villa FC 34 8 48
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 35 -12 45
13 Crystal Palace FC 35 -22 41
14 Southampton FC 35 -18 40
15 Burnley FC 35 -14 39
16 Newcastle United FC 35 -18 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 35 -5 37
18 Fulham FC 35 -22 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 35 -36 26
20 Sheffield United FC 35 -44 17
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 21
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 17
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 17
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 16
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 12
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 11
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 10
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 10
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 10
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 9





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