Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole Name Chelsea Star to Blame for FA Cup Heartbreak

Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole Name Chelsea Star to Blame for FA Cup Heartbreak

- Both Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole cited Jorginho's frailties in the run up to Youri Tielemans' goal vs Chelsea

- The duo pointed out the defensive midfielder should have done enough to stop Tielemans from finding the back of the net

- Cole went on to suggest Thomas Tuchel must rethink Jorginho's role when the Blues take on Man City in the UCL final later this month

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Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole have singled out Jorginho for blame following Chelsea's FA Cup heartbreak in the hands of Leicester.

Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole Name Chelsea Star to Blame for Fa Cup Heartbreak
Both Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole cited Jorginho's frailties in the run-up to Youri Tielemans' goal vs Chelsea. Photo by Michael Regan.
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The Blues were out in search of their first silverware under Thomas Tuchel, having made it to the penultimate of the English competition.

However, Tuchel's wards fluffed the opportunity to lift the tournament at Wembley Stadium as they fell to a Youri Tielemans' stunner during the Saturday, May 15, meeting.

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The Belgian unleashed an unstoppable 30-yard spectacular effort into the top corner shortly after the past hour mark to find the back of the net.

The solitary goal proved decisive at full-time as it was all it took for Leicester to earn their maiden FA Cup triumph.

While analysing the Foxes' match winner at full-time, both Ferdinand and Cole singled out Jorginho for blame in the lead up to the goal, with the pair contending the midfielder should have done enough to stop Tielemans from scoring.

"He should be the one getting across there [to stop Tielemans]. He shouldn’t be pointing at a defender to get out [to Tielemans], if Thiago [Silva] goes there he leaves the space and [Jamie] Vardy’s in," Rio observed as quoted by Metro UK.

On his part, Cole noted it would be critical for Tuchel to find a replacement for Jorginho in midfield when Chelsea take on Man City in the Champions League final later this month.

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"I think now Thomas Tuchel when he’s thinking about the Champions League final, you can’t leave Phil Foden or Riyad Mahrez in that situation, you’ve got to get out there," Cole noted.
"I don’t want to take anything away from the strike, but from a Chelsea performance and a defensive perspective, if you’re playing that role, first and foremost before anything you do with the ball you’ve got to stop that from happening, and he didn’t do that tonight," he added.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has criticised VAR decision to allow Leicester City's winning goal against in the FA Cup final.

Recall that Leicester City won their first FA Cup title thanks to Youri Tielemans wonder strike in Wembley.

However, the goal looked a bit controversial as the ball appeared to strike Ayoze Perez's arm in the build-up.

Despite a VAR check, the goal stood as Chelsea suffered back to back FA Cup final defeats.

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Tuchel has now questioned the decision with VAR seemingly not checking the incident.

Chelsea had more VAR drama with two minutes left to play in regulation time as Ben Chilwell found what looked like the equalizer but it was ruled out for offside.

Leicester City also had goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to thank as he pulled off some fine saves.

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