Chelsea was able to achieve their goal on Sunday, and they advanced to the FA Cup final. N’goloKante was however absent from the 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. Thomas Tuchel explained his decision after the game and reassured The Blues fans.
- Chelsea beat Crystal Palace, 2-0, to advance to FA Cup Final
- Liverpool will host the final match on May 14th.
- N’Golo Karante was not included in the semi finals’ main lineup
Chelsea needed freshness
Jorginho vs Mateo Kovacic was played at Wembley in the semi-final match. But, after 26 minutes, manager Thomas Tuchel required a change. Croats sustained an injury. The German coach instead of Kante, chose to introduce Ruben Liftus-Cheek onto the pitch. This was only the 13th minute of the match.
“N’golo’s fine, but we opted instead for Jorginho because he was out in Madrid and hungry to play in that match,” Tuchel told Goal.com. – This match will be the last of the season. We decided to put our money on Azpiliceuta as well as Jorginho. We also needed fresh legs. N’golo was not hurt – he also said.
Kovacic is expected to be out of action with an injury to his ankle. The Londoners hope that Kovacic, who has an ankle injury, will be able return to the field as soon as possible.
Kova was clearly in pain after he walked away from the pitch. The ankle was swelling and it is now very large. It looks bad, but we’ll wait for the test results to be able to say more, “added the midfielder.