Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Chelsea midfielder Christian Pulisic run after the ball in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (16/5/2022) early morning WIB. Liverpool won the 2021/2022 FA Cup. The Reds beat Chelsea on penalties.
Both teams played a goalless draw for 90 minutes. Extra time of 30 minutes was also not enough to change the score so the match had to go to a penalty shootout.
In the high-fives round, two Chelsea players, Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount, failed to carry out their duties as penalty takers. As for Liverpool’s executioner, only Sadio Mane couldn’t get the ball into the net.
For Chelsea , this is the second failure to win the title trophy in the 2021/2022 season. Previously, the Blues also lost to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final this season on penalties with a score of 10-11.
Get Up Soon Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel shouts during the Premier League match against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, London, Sunday, January 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Chelsea did not have much time to mourn the defeat to Liverpool. Tuchel admits the team needs to bounce back with two games to spare.
The season is not over because we have goals to achieve in the Premier League,” Tuchel told the club’s official website.
“It’s sometimes difficult but also good and that’s how it is. Life goes on and it will continue next Thursday when you are at Stamford Bridge.”
Not easy chelsea lost 5-6 to Liverpool on penalties in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, Saturday (15/5/2022) night WIB. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
Chelsea will face Leicester City and Watford in their remaining two Premier League games. According to Tuchel undergoing these two games is not easy, especially after they lost in the FA Cup final.