Chelsea will be up against Liverpool in the final of the FA Cup at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening. Chelsea would hope to end their five-year wait for a domestic title when they face a high-flying Liverpool team.
Thomas Tuchel would also be keen on winning his first domestic title since he joined Chelsea 18 months ago. The German manager suffered a defeat against Leicester in the FA Cup final last season before losing out on penalties to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final earlier this year.
Tuchel’s team selection could have a great impact on the outcome of the contest. It is quite clear that the manager will field almost the same set of players that thrashed Leeds United by 3-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
We expect to see Thiago Silva, Rudiger, and Chalobah at the back while Kante and Kovacic are likely going to take the midfield roles. Alonso and Reece James will most likely be deployed in Tuchel’s famous wing-back positions.
However, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Tuchel’s possible attacking choices.
With Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ziyech, Lukaku, Mount, and Pulisic all fit for the crucial contest, it remains unclear how Tuchel will setup his attack against Liverpool.
Veteran striker, Troy Deeney, has sent an important message to Thomas Tuchel ahead of the crucial FA Cup clash with Liverpool. Deeny urged the manager to start Lukaku in the game ahead of any other attacker.
“If I am Tuchel I would start Lukaku in the FA Cup final. Big Room has struggled since his big-money move from Inter, but I would fancy him to score”.
There is no doubt that Lukaku has rediscovered his form in recent times – scored three goals in his last two PL games. However, there is still a great concern about his input when he plays against top teams.
Lukaku has managed to score just two goals against the top five teams in the Premier League this season. The goals were scored in his debut appearance for the club against Arsenal at the start of the season.