CHELSEA WIN 3-0 ON AGGREGATE
Winning the Carabao Cup will never be enough to satisfy Roman Abramovich but, as far as Thomas Tuchel is concerned, it is significantly better than the alternative, particularly when a place at Wembley was secured at the expense of bitter rivals Tottenham and a jettisoned former Chelsea manager in Antonio Conte.
The Italian was ushered out the exit door despite winning the FA Cup in 2018 — just a year after clinching the club’s last League title — so he knows better than most that silverware alone is not enough to guarantee job security at Stamford Bridge.
But, again, it sure beats the alternative. Tuchel has been acutely aware of that from the moment he took charge at Chelsea just shy of a year ago. He immediately embraced the expectation of Abramovich and set himself the hardest act to follow by winning the Champions League within four months at the club.
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