It had been a bittersweet season for Chelsea as they conclude the 2021 / 2022 in disappointing fashion..
The Chelsea season can be described as bittersweet, as they’d a glorious early start, and then end in disappointment.
The initial phases of the season were the very best for Thomas Tuchel’s men, because they played the very best football, beating teams anytime. Their incredible display in the first phases of the season saw them win the UEFA Super Cup and also defeated Villarreal on penalty shootouts.
The blues finished their successive defeats in the Super Cup, having dropped the competition in 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2019/20 seasons..
The win more than Villarreal inspired the team to begin winning streaks which saw them top the league charts with a lead of over 7 points.
Regrettably injuries and bad performance got a toile in the group in November. The blues lost their massive lead in the title race and dropped to third place at the table.
In spite of their performance, they nonetheless was able to win Corinthians 2-1 to secure the FIFA Club World Cup, the one trophy missing from Chelsea’s massive cabinet.
The blues went on to snag wins in cup matches and also kept struggling in the league.
The fans, however, are divided over whether the club has had a good season or not. Having the squad, expectations and stakes, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea did flop and they did have a bad season for these reasons.
1. Losing in two consecutive finals: Chelsea lost 2 domestic cups within a single season, an indication that Thomas Tuchel has a terrible track history in cup finals.
Losing 2 finals in the same season against the exact same adversary and exposed Thomas Tuchel’s managerial skills in similar manner.
It is obvious Thomas Tuchel is not even in the same level with Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola since both managers disgraced him this season particularly Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp..
2. FA Cup: Creating an unwanted record: Chelsea turned out to be officially the first team to lose three successive FA Cup finals in a row. The blues were defeated by Arsenal, Leicester City and Liverpool in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Even though Frank Lampard lost the FA Cup edition 2020, Tuchel contributed to the other two defeats.
Loss of two consecutive FA cup finals exposes Thomas Tuchel’s bad record in domestic Cup competitions.
3. Team performance declines: Even though Chelsea played nicely in the first beginning of the season though their performance since November till now is shocking.
Under Tuchel, Chelsea finds it difficult to play attacking football, as proven goalkeepers like Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner struggle in the team.
The inability of Thomas Thomas Tuchel to discover a good first 11 contributed to the team’s decline, because they could not be competitive with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City in Real Madrid and the EPL in the champions League.
Edouard Mendy went from hero to zero as he turned into a laughing stock against Benzema as well as Real Madrid and the ever dependable Azipilicueta and Rudiger got even worse this season..