Chelsea – Leicester City: Strong Pressing Principles Hand Leicester A Historic FA Cup Victory (0-1)
Leicester City have won their first FA Cup, thanks to a phenomenal strike from Youri Tielemans. The goal rightly takes the plaudits, but their effective pressing scheme and flexible defensive organization nullified waves of Chelsea attacks, which didn’t come.
Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.
The valuation of the FA Cup’s importance has been, and will continue to be, questioned the more the elites reach the final stages; yet those who rarely reach the summit will never take these occasions for granted. The 140th edition of the cup delivered two finalists at different ends of these ideologies.
Chelsea has dominated this competition over the past fifteen years. Prior to this fixture, they’ve reached seven finals and won five of them. This did not feel like a momentous occasion for the club nor would define Thomas Tuchel’s transformation over the team – which has already been showcased in their incredible Champions League form.
On the other side of the scale, a sprinkle of final losses in the 1960s is the closest Leicester City have been to success in the FA Cup. To sustain their place within European competition has been a massive achievement for Brendan Rodgers’ team, who has recruited smartly and built a team with the double pivot Two central midfielders next to each other. of Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans at its core. To add an FA Cup would not only be massive for the club but break the mould of big clubs hoovering all the domestic trophies, season upon season.
Tuchel made five changes to the team that lost to Arsenal in midweek. Most of these were returns to regular starters, including Antonio . . .