“To have this big final at the end of the season is massive because it gives you this joy to have something waiting and right now if it is not only the league, which is demanding enough, but you have another final, which gives you a lot of confidence and it is a big emotional boost,” said Tuchel.

“All we can do now is to be well prepared because it will be another hard fight given the quality and the recent run of form from Liverpool, it is unbelievably difficult to beat them,” Tuchel added. “But this is what a cup final is about — it is about winning. We need to try to find a way to beat them.”

Chelsea habitually find a way. They have another chance to do so now — perhaps at the dawn of a new era.