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Thomas Tuchel says Champions League isn't the priority
Having reached the final with Paris Saint-Germain last season, you might imagine Thomas Tuchel's priority would be to complete the job with Chelsea this time around. With that in mind, on the eve of his side's last-16 first leg against Atletico Madrid, his answer as to whether Chelsea's Champions League campaign will take precedence this season was perhaps surprising. 'No. My priority is the next game we play,' stated the German.
Liverpool and Chelsea face each other this Thursday (9.15pm) in a decisive duel for the race for European places. A shock to follow live with commentary.For what these two clubs represent, for the reunion between the two best German coaches of their generation, but also and above all for the stakes, this clash between Liverpool and Chelsea is eagerly awaited by the other side of the Channel. Seventh and sixth respectively in the Premier League, Liverpool and Chelsea have a disappointing campaign given their status. The defending champion, above all, has lost hope of holding onto his property after a painful start to spring. The Blues, for their part, have found a second wind with the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, but Chelsea will have a lot to do to bring back success from Anfield. Official Liverpool lineups: Alisson - Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson - Jones, Wijnaldum, Thiago - Salah, Firmino, Mané. Chelsea: Mendy - Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Christensen - James, Jorginho, Kanté, Chilwell - Ziyech, Werner, Mount. Where to watch the game ? The clash between Liverpool and Chelsea will be broadcast this Thursday from 9.15 p.m. on RMC Sport 1 and Canal + Décalé. It will also be possible to watch it on the streaming platforms of the two groups.
Ancelotti confident Everton can 'compete' for Champions League spot .
Having beaten Chelsea in December when Frank Lampard was at the helm, Everton go to Stamford Bridge to face a different team under new boss Thomas Tuchel. But the Toffees themselves are riding the crest of a wave after three victories in a row, and can now genuinely consider themselves contenders for Champions League qualification.