Chelsea twice came from behind to beat Luton Town and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Just hours after owner Roman Abramovich said he was planning to sell the club, Thomas Tuchel’s side looked shaky as they conceded after two minutes of play through a Reece Burke header.
Atletico Madrid loanee Saul Niguez responded for the visitors with his first goal for Chelsea, curling in a lovely strike past Jed Steer.
The Championship club took a lead into half-time thanks to a goal from Harry Cornick.
But there was no fairytale at Kenilworth Road as Timo Werner equalised before Romelu Lukaku scored the winner 13 minutes from time.
As the very foundations of Chelsea officially begun to shift on Wednesday, it is hard to reflect on this contest without questioning the future.
None of that should concern Tuchel’s players as they look to finish the season with a trophy, following Sunday’s loss to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.
Speaking after the game, Tuchel said of the performance: “I like how we played, we didn’t get frustrated and were patient and at the same time relentless to find the gaps and the decisive chances. We deserved to win, it was a good team perofrmance, a very humble performance, I like it.
“Every match we play is the most important and that is why they are on the pitch and it is good that they score.”
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