Believing in omens will often come down to how well they reflect on your team, but this is one interesting stat that suggests Chelsea do h...
The last 7 teams to make their debut in a UCL Final have all lost 😳— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 29, 2021
❌ 2000, Valencia
❌ 2002, B. Leverkusen
❌ 2004, Monaco
❌ 2006, Arsenal
❌ 2008, Chelsea
❌ 2019, Spurs
❌ 2020, PSG
❓ 2021, Man City pic.twitter.com/wYINwhy65d
There is one major difference between tonight’s game and those previous seven debutants, as you can point to City being the favourites to win tonight and that wasn’t the case in those other games.
From the debutants in that stat, Valencia and Bayer Leverkusen were beaten by an excellent Real Madrid side, while Barcelona took down Arsenal in 2006 with another very strong side.
That’s not the same tonight as Man City have the better players and Chelsea have endured a worrying end to their season when you look at the results against Leicester City and Aston Villa, so there’s every chance that Pep Guardiola and his team will break the streak.