Belgian Midfielder`s Stunner Gives Man City 13-points Lead Over Chelsea.

Tuchel Not Pleased With Romelu Lukaku`s Performance.

Kevin De Bruyne was the difference between Manchester City and Chelsea today. Manchester City out-played Chelsea and deserved to win. Chelsea only had one shot on target throughout the match, and they did not show enough desire to win.

Man City v Chelsea Match Summary 

Manchester City made it 12 wins in a row in the Premier League by beating Chelsea 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium, continuing their march to the title.

De Bruyne winner sends City 13 points clear of Chelsea -

Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal of the game in the 70th minute with a fine run and finish, curling a strike from the edge of the box past Kepa Arrizabalaga. It was a contest of few chances, but the hosts dominated possession and had the clinical edge when it was needed the most to secure victory. City are now 13 points clear of The Blues at the top of the table, surely ending the Blues’ title hopes.


Man City v Chelsea Tactical Battle

Tuchel spoke yesterday that he did not like the way Chelsea played against City at Stamford Bridge in September. He made some changes tactically and it was evident as Chelsea played out better compared to September. However, Manchester City’s press still affected Chelsea in the final 30 meters of the pitch as they couldn’t create much.

Chelsea is not a place to hide' - Tuchel slams Lukaku and co after Man City  defeat

Thomas Tuchel tried to play the same tactics he used in the UCL final. However, he definitely missed the dynamism of Reece James and Ben Chilwell down the flanks. Marcos Alonso had a very bad game alongside Ziyech, Pulisic, Azpilicueta, and Romelu Lukaku.

Injuries and Covid have affected Chelsea so much this season, but for their failed title bid they only have themselves to blame. 

Thomas Tuchel Not Pleased With Romelu Lukaku.

Romelu Lukaku had limited service against Manchester City, but Tuchel was not pleased with his close control and his work rate. The Chelsea manager shared his thought after full time.

Romelu Lukaku fails to deliver when Chelsea needed him most

“We had eight or nine offensive transitions, but had zero touches in the box,” “That was a big problem today, the performance of our front players. A lack of position, timing and composure. We lost too many balls too easily.

“Romelu Lukaku sometimes needs to [deliver] the service. He is included in this, he had many ball losses in very promising circumstances. He had a huge chance.

“Of course we want to serve him, but he is part of the team, and the performance up front, we can do much better. “

Tuchel on Lukaku and Chelsea forwards after Man City defeatRomelu Lukaku fails to deliver when Chelsea needed him most

Chelsea’s title hopes have been damaged by the defeat today, they can still have a fantastic season. They’re already in a cup final, and they’ll fight for the Champions League and FA Cup, they also have the Club World Club to play for.