Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount called on his team-mates to break the Blues’ losing run in cup finals at Wembley Stadium and avenge their League Cup final loss to Liverpool when the two teams meet again in the FA Cup final next month.
Mount scored the second goal in Chelsea’s tough 2-0 win over Palace at Wembley on Sunday to send them to their third successive FA Cup final.
However, since beating Manchester United to win the 2018 FA Cup, Chelsea have lost to Leicester City and Arsenal in the last two years and have also suffered League Cup defeats, to Liverpool, by penalties, in February, and against Manchester City, in February. 2019.
“It’s definitely time for us to win a final at Wembley. For me, it’s been five finals at Wembley, five finals I’ve lost,” said Mount, who finished as runners-up in three national finals since his breakthrough at Chelsea in 2019-20.
The 23-year-old was also part of the England team that lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, and was on loan at Championship side Derby County when they fell short against Aston Villa in the second division promotion play-off. in May 2019. .
“[Palace] it’s a game we used to get back,” added Mount, after the current Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
“It was a very, very tough game. [Palace] made it difficult for us. The way we came out showed character.
“Now we have to push ourselves to step up… It’s time to get our revenge back.”
When they meet on May 14, Chelsea and Liverpool will be only the second pair of teams to contest the FA Cup and League Cup finals in the same season, after Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday in 1992-93.
Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel, who have lost all three of their domestic finals since taking charge of Stamford Bridge last season, was pleased with his side’s recovery after the disappointment of their 5-4 Champions League aggregate defeat. against Real Madrid.
“It’s been a very challenging week, physically and mentally. It wasn’t easy because we played three games in three different competitions,” said Tuchel, with Chelsea also thrashing Southampton 6-0 in the Premier League last Saturday.
“The performance was very controlled, very serious,” he added.
“I am happy to be a part of [the FA Cup final] again. I couldn’t be more excited and proud because it’s a huge competition. We will be ready”.