CHELSEA beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in their FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday in what was a comfortable game throughout for the Blues.

The Blues board were condemned, following an attempt to make the case the game should be played in front of no fans, but Thomas Tuchel backed a U-turn.

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The German said: "I think the proposal was withdrawn and it was absolutely the right thing to do, because that was from our side and hopefully it was not meant like this."

Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech scores Chelsea's goals in the clash.

Blues fans will now be waiting to see who their new owner will be, following final bids from prospective buyers on Friday.

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