Thomas Tuchel praises Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech after FA Cup win vs Manchester City
The Blues took on City in a highly-anticipated FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. Pep Guardiola raised a lot of eyebrows when he named 8 changes to his side that beat Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League last week. (h/t Manchester City website)
Chelsea dominated proceedings and were the better side as they came out 1-0 victors. The two teams went into half-time at 0-0 but it took Tuchel’s men just 10 minutes in the second half to break the deadlock.
A wonderful pass from Mason Mount found German striker Timo Werner, who then squared it off to Hakim Ziyech. The Moroccan wide-man had no problem tapping the ball into an empty net and make it 1-0.
Chance for silverware
And speaking about that goal, the former PSG manager lauded the duo and praised Mount’s pass to set it up. The win ensured a place in the FA Cup final this year for Chelsea.
“The two guys [Ziyech and Werner] were very, very good upfront with the speed and acceleration – and the impact that Mason [had] with the pass. Timo and Hakim, it was the same lineup like against Liverpool where they were also very, very strong in an away game in a 1-0 victory.”
The Blues will now face either Southampton or Leicester City in the FA Cup final on 15th May.
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Chelsea have won the FA Cup 8 times and a triumph this year will see them overtake Tottenham on the list, who also have 8 cups to their name. Arsenal have the most FA Cup trophies (14) and were the team that beat Chelsea in the finals last year.
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