Chelsea: Tuchel sack verdict issued after 'seriously poor' development

By Noel Whelan

10th May, 2022 | 9:12am

Chelsea news: Expert issues Thomas Tuchel sack verdict after 'seriously poor' development

Thomas Tuchel’s job is “under pressure” at Chelsea after their “seriously poor” recent form, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed there has been “no progression” under the 48-year-old’s stewardship this season.

Chelsea have won just one of their last five Premier League games after surrendering a 2-0 lead to draw late on against Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (7 May).

Fifth-place Tottenham and fourth-place Arsenal are both now within striking distance of the Blues as all three London giants vie for two Champions League berths.

Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool in the League Cup final and were dumped out of the Champions League by Real Madrid last month.

They can claim revenge in the FA Cup final against Jurgen Klopp’s side on Saturday (14 May).

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Whelan suggested the takeover situation at Stamford Bridge has not had any bearing on performances.

He told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury: “Football is a strange old business, isn’t it?

“No-one’s job is ever really safe, barring the likes of Guardiola and Klopp – so Tuchel is under pressure, there’s no doubt.

“When you look at Chelsea, there has been no progression this season. They’re out of the Champions League and really struggling in the Premier League – and their form has been seriously poor.

“They’re stood still. Luckily Tuchel has got the excuse of the takeover which is hanging over the club at the moment.

“But I don’t think that filters down to the players.

They’re still getting paid, they’re still training – but they just aren’t getting results on the pitch.

“They look very vulnerable. The nervousness and pressure could ramp up even more with Arsenal and Tottenham breathing down their necks.”

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