Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel doesn’t hold back on Romelu Lukaku criticism in Man City defeat

But despite Chelsea’s lack of threat throughout the game, Tuchel has insisted he is happy with his side’s performance in general and believes they didn’t deserve to lose.

“A result like this can happen. We deserved a draw. We didn’t allow big chances – one from a big mistake in the first half, but we were not under that much pressure,” Tuchel explained.

“Performance-wise, it was OK. From the commitment, I’m absolutely OK with the performance. We have won games like this against City, and that feels very different, but that’s the way it is.