Thomas Tuchel is ‘Frank Lampard without the fun’ as Chelsea boss’ tactics are criticised following FA Cup defeat

Adrian Durham has rubbished claims that Thomas Tuchel has been ‘brilliant’ at Chelsea in the wake of their FA Cup final defeat to Leicester on Saturday.

The Blues succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at Wembley as Youri Tielemans’ wonder strike proved to be the difference between the sides.

Tuchel’s men have been brought back down to earth in recent matches

Tuchel has steered Chelsea from ninth to fourth since taking over from Frank Lampard in January and has also led them to the Champions League final, but Durham has labelled the Blues boss ‘Frank Lampard without the fun’ as he criticised his tactics following the cup final defeat.

“Timo Werner was his useless self. I didn’t understand the team selection.” Durham told Drive.

“Alonso, what’s he doing on the pitch? Kepa, what’s he doing in goal? Mendy saves that [Tielemans] shot by the way.

“What he was doing with Reece James and Azpilicueta I’ll never know. Ziyech was the semi-final hero but that doesn’t mean he has to play in the final.

Chelsea fell to a defeat at Wembley and Tuchel’s team selection has been criticised

“Did he even watch the final last year? Pulisic was winning it for Chelsea before he got injured. It was very strange from Tuchel.

“I saw an article today saying Tuchel has been brilliant at Chelsea, well has he?

“When it comes to the crunch he might have made them better, but has he been brilliant? I don’t think so.”

He added: “He hasn’t sorted his keepers and up front their very wasteful.

“He discarded Abraham who wasn’t even on the bench. The midfield, Youri Tielemans ran them ragged whilst Kante was anonymous.

“Thiago Silva was laughing with Arsenal players last week after the defeat and he turned his back for the Leicester goal. There’s a lot wrong with Tuchel and he hasn’t corrected it.”

“His team selection was pure arrogance and sackable arrogance. At this moment, he’s just Frank Lampard without the fun.”