The 2020-21 Premier League season finally comes to an end as Chelsea secured a place in the Top 4 thanks to Tottenham after a thrilling race for qualifying in the Champions League ended on the final matchday on 23rd of May 2021.
It was Liverpool and Chelsea who joined Manchester United and City to play the Champions League next season. Three teams were fighting for the remaining two spots in the Top 4 of the Premier League table. Liverpool had the most comfortable game out of the three to set themselves up at the 3rd spot.
While Chelsea, who had their faith in their won hands were unable to manage a win or even a draw against Aston Villa. The Blues even after being defeated by Villa managed to get themselves a place in the Top 4. Their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, found a way to score some late goals and snatch a win against Leicester City, but in the process helped Chelsea to finish in the top 4.
Thomas Tuchel after the match agreed that his side was fortunate to get in the Top 4 thanking Spurs. After the match he said,
“We are lucky Tottenham did the job for us. We came to win and to put any doubts to the side and it was not possible.”
“I knew three or four minutes before our game was over [we have qualified in the Top 4]. Because the game at Leicester was over a bit earlier and it was clear we were through.”
Overall Tuchel was pleased with the performance of his side and Chelsea deservingly clinch the 4th spot to end their dramatic Premier League season.
What’s next in line for Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea
Now that Chelsea has confirmed their Champions League qualification for the next season they are yet to play a Champions League Final this season. The Blues will take on the Premier League Champions Manchester City in the finals to be held in Porto.
Thomas Tuchel has already got the better of the Sky Blues in the last two meetings defeating Pep Guardiola’s side in a league match and the FA Cup semi-final. Chelsea would be eager to get their hands on a trophy this season. Meanwhile, Tuchel will be eager to win his first Champions League trophy as a manager and finish the season in style.