The arrival of the new Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has witnessed the rapid growth of the Chelsea team. The amount of success the boys in blue have accomplished in just 13 months under the new management is commendable; they have finally defied all odds and lifted the FIFA Club World Cup trophy.
For most Chelsea fans, the FIFA Club World Cup had been the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle to crown the team’s overall success. They had gotten close to winning the trophy and becoming world champions in club football in 2012, but they lost and crashed out in the 90+6 minutes of their game against Corinthians in the finals in Japan on December 16, 2012.
Chelsea recorded a win on Saturday, February 12, 2022, against Palmeiras at extra-time with a penalty taken by Kai Havertz to put the blues ahead till the final minute of extra-time.
This was important for the current European champions as this had been a must-win for them at all levels. Aside from just lifting the trophy after the tournament, the blues also recorded major achievements as a club and as players.
What Records Did Chelsea Break And Set After Winning The FIFA Club World Cup
Chelsea FC Joins The Elite Clubs
The success of winning the FIFA Club World Cup has put Chelsea in the league of clubs that have won every major club honour in club football history. Chelsea also joins the elite of clubs that have won all major UEFA Competitions alongside the Club World Cup.
The Pride of London joined clubs like Ajax, Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich to have been the only clubs to win the UEFA Champions League, Cup Winners Cup, and the UEFA Europa League alongside the FIFA Club World Cup.
Kai Havertz Breaks Messi’s Record
Kai Havertz Joins Messi as the only player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup finals. This is a record Lionel Messi held since 2011 when he played for Barcelona.
Cesar Azpilicueta Is Arguably The Greatest Player For Chelsea
Cesar Azpilicueta is the only player in the history of Chelsea Football Club to have won every major trophy in club history. The captain of Thomas Tuchel’s side has been fantastic for the team and looks to continue his feat with the London side.
Edouard Mendy Sets A New Record In African Football History
Edouard Mendy becomes the only Africa to win the Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, AFCON and the FIFA Club World Cup in a year.
Thomas Tuchel Sets The Bar High In Just 13 Months
Thomas Tuchel became the only manager ever in the history of Chelsea to win the UEFA Champions League, Super Cup and then go on to win the FIFA club world cup.
Although the celebration is far from over for Chelsea, they would have their eyes set on their Premier League fixture scheduled for Saturday, February 19, 2022, as they would be looking to pick up maximum points and close the gap between them and Manchester City.