Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel gives players a rallying cry to keep the top four prospects in their hands
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel tells his players to keep the top four prospects in their hands ahead of Leicester visit after Alisson’s marvelous West Brom goal ‘makes things interesting’ with Liverpool
- Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson scored an incredibly dramatic 95th minute winner
- The result kept the Reds one point down Tuchel’s side with two games to go
- He urged his players to ‘rely on themselves’ to secure a Champions League spot
Thomas Tuchel urged his Chelsea players to keep their four best prospects in their hands
Thomas Tuchel has told his Chelsea players to ‘rely on themselves’ to make the top four and confirm Champions League football next season after the dramatic late winner Alisson sees Liverpool keep the pressure on his side.
The Reds goalkeeper ran for a corner and nodded superbly to give Jurgen Klopp’s side an incredible 2-1 win over already relegated West Bromwich Albion who kept their hopes of European football next season.
And ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Leicester on Tuesday – in a rematch of the FA Cup final which Leicester won 1-0 – Tuchel urged his players to keep the Champions League qualification between their own hands.
His comments come after Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson scored a dramatic late goal.
Alisson headed for a 2-1 win over West Brom and keep the pressure on Chelsea from Tuchel
He said: “ It was a fantastic last minute header which makes things interesting and tight. It’s still in our hands.
“The setback for us was the Arsenal game. We left the door open for Liverpool to have a foot in the door. It’s a strong team and that’s what they do.
“We are making a huge effort to overtake them and that’s what we did. We have to be aware of the huge performance we have achieved so far, but we have to finish the job.
The Blues will face Leicester next in a rematch of the FA Cup final, which the Foxes won 1-0 on Saturday
“We have to rely on ourselves because we are in a situation where we don’t have to look at other motives.
The Blues welcome Brendan Rodgers’ side to Stamford Bridge, knowing the win would push them up to third place, before heading to Aston Villa on the final day.
Meanwhile, Klopp’s Liverpool face Burnley, before hosting Crystal Palace on Sunday May 29.