Thomas Tuchel hailed Chelsea’s adaptability after they switched their focus from the Champions League to the FA Cup in beating Middlesbrough.The Blues booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over their Championship opponents on Saturday. Mason Mount starred with two assists for Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech, respectively.
What’s more, both of Chelsea‘s goals came in the first half an hour. That allowed the visitors to control the tie thereafter and progress.
Boro had their moments, especially in the second half as they pressed to get back into the quarter-final.
Unlike Chelsea, though, they lacked the cutting edge when it mattered as the Blues advanced into the last four.
Tuchel told BBC Sport of his side’s performance: “We were very focused, very serious from the beginning, showed the quality in the decisive moments. Then we scored two early goals which ga …