Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has opened up on how he feels his side can close the gap on Liverpool.

Tuchel’s comments come after the 2022 FA Cup final, which saw Chelsea once again bested by the Reds.

As proved the case in the League Cup final earlier this year, the two sides could not be separated across 90 minutes nor extra time.

As a result, penalties were required, but, unlike in February, the ensuing spot-kicks did not prove the best, with Sadio Mane, Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount all seeing efforts saved to deal Chelsea another showpiece loss.

Said defeat means that Chelsea have not won any meaningful trophies this term, whilst Liverpool remain in with a shot at a historic quadruple, with at least some form of treble looking very likely.

Following Saturday's game, Thomas Tuchel has spoken out on the difference between his side and Liverpool, keen to point out that the Reds will likely be able to put in a similarly impressive showing in just a few days’ time, hinting that Chelsea are lacking in consistency, and perhaps the same level of squad depth.

"The difference for me is that they can go again on Wednesday, and then Saturday,” Tuchel said.

“This is where the gap comes from, they can produce these performances more often. They have built this team for longer. The sanctions don’t help.”

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