Chelsea's unbeaten run in all competitions was brought to a halt yesterday afternoon when they hosted Man City.Gabriel Jesus' 53rd minute deflected effort was enough to seal Guardiola's deal.
The Citizens dominated the play in both halves and had more shots on target than the Blues who were passive and conservative.The attacking ranks of Thomas Tuchel's side were apparently blunt and that sums up the reason for the defeat.However,the presence of Key players like Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic would have changed the situation.
According to Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand,Mount coupled with N'Golo Kante is mostly considered as Chelsea's bank of confidence and control.Unfortunately, the England midfielder couldn't take part in Saturday's clash because of a mere injury which he got during Wednesday's encounter with Aston Villa.This is one of the factors which made Tuchel's men to be overwhelmed by the defending champions.
Moreover, heavy contesters like City would really yearn the services of tactician; Pulisic. The fact that Tuchel slotted Timo Werner as a good back up for Romelu Lukaku couldn't help that much as the former lacked both ball confidence and requisite skill to pierce past the Citizens' rigid defenders.
From the past experiences,it is unsurpassed that the American international is not only endowed with speed but also creativity.He really would have troubled Pep's defence and provided sumptuous chances for the no.9 . Pulisic should have been a perfect alternative to Werner from my point of view.Expectations are high that the Belgian forward shall be adequately reinforced once the American recovers from ankle injury which accrued from the world cup qualifier matches.
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