Monday, January 24, 2022

After losing to City dream goal, Chelsea’s title dream will probably burst

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Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea FC lost the game against Manchester City. This puts the dream of the championship a long way off. City, on the other hand, is consistently expanding its series.

Team manager Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea FC lost the top game in the English Premier League and thus missed their last chance to catch up. At champions Manchester City, the Blues deservedly lost 0-1 (0-0) on Saturday, the gap to the leader is now 13 points. There are still 16 game days left in the title race.

Long-time Bundesliga professional Kevin De Bruyne (70th) decided the one-sided game with a strong individual performance. Champions League winners Chelsea FC have won just one of their last six league games, while City have extended their Premier League streak to twelve.

At kick-off, only one German international was on the pitch in Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger, his team-mates Kai Havertz and Timo Werner initially sat on the bench. This also applied to Ilkay Gündogan on the part of the Citizens. Werner (69th) and Gündogan (85th) were substituted on later.

Chelsea went into the top game decimated, due to corona cases and long-term injuries Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Andreas Christensen are currently missing on the defensive alone. And from the beginning, Tuchel’s team mainly reacted, City pressed, caused the Blues big problems – but still didn’t create any opportunities for a long time.

Only in the 39th minute did pressing lead to the first big chance, but England international Jack Grealish failed alone in front of Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa. Shortly after the break, Romelu Lukaku (47′) provided Chelsea with the first good situation, but immediately afterwards Manchester took control again. De Bruyne made room in midfield and hit the far corner from long-range.

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