- Thomas Tuchel has blamed his wholesale changes in Chelsea's loss to Leicester City
- The German gaffer claimed too many adjustments to the team cost them the FA Cup title
- Chelsea will be seeking for revenge against the Foxes in a crucial Premier League contest
Thomas Tuchel has admitted his wholesale changes in Chelsea's squad cost them their defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup final last weekend, Daily Star.
The only goal of the match was scored by Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans as the Foxes lifted their first Cup trophy in their history.
After going back to the drawing board, Tuchel has now given reasons why they lost back-to-back matches against Arsenal and Leicester.
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The ex-Dortmund boss said that making seven changes to his team and the demands of the games ahead made him do so.
"Maybe it’s a mix of everything. To be very honest I was a bit shocked that it was seven changes for the Arsenal game because it did not feel like it.
"It felt like this was necessary because of this huge demand that it was to play in all three competitions and that it took us to overcome the Real Madrid-Fulham-Real Madrid series, which was very demanding physically and mentally.
"We have a schedule where we had many games where we had only two days’ time in between, we came from West Ham and had only two days and then we needed to go to Real Madrid, then two days before Fulham. Now again we arrive in the cup final only having two days.
"Now we arrive in the next game only having two days. I’m a bit worried if we only have two days to consistently push.
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"It is like a daily exchange between me, fitness coaches and the medical team to predict the workload around what happens if we let him play again, does a certain type of player have a history? We talk about every single player every single day.
"You’re always a bit torn between not wanting to change at all and knowing I cannot play the next ten games with the same squad."
Chelsea will still face Leicester in a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge and its a must win for Tuchel's side as the race for the top four heats up with Liverpool in firm position in securing a Champions League spot.
The German gaffer made an instant impact since he took over from Frank Lampard in January, leading the Blues into the Champions League and FA Cup finals.
Despite spending £253m on the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech the west London club want more quality players to challenge for the title.