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Tuchel Reveals The Three Mistakes He Made Against Manchester City

After a disapointing 1-0 loss to Manchester City in Sartuday, Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has come out to bemoan his selection choices that led to the defeat.

Manchester City managed to revenge the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League loss by defeating The Blues through the second half strike from Brazilian winger Gabriel Jesus.

Pep Guardiola's side dominated the game, controlling large parts of the field as Tuchel's side failed to register a single shot on target despite being at home.

After the final whistle, Tuchel identified the three errors he made in line up selection, citing them as the main reason for the loss. Below are the three mistakes:

BENCHING MASON MOUNT AND KAI HAVERTZ

Kai Havertz and Mason Mount have recently stepped up as Chelsea's main players in the attack, partnering well with Romelu Lukaku.

Tuchel decided to leave the two out of the starting XI and started with Timo Werner despite his poor form.

DEFENSIVE APPROACH

Thomas Tuchel started with 5 defenders despite the presence of a flat pivot consisting of Ng'olo Kante, Jorginho and Matteo Kovacic in the midfield.

There was no an attacking midfielder to support Werner and Lukaku hence the team lacked the attacking threat.

STARTING NG'OLO KANTE

Before the game, midfielder Ng'olo Kante was ill some days back and Tuchel decided to have him in the starting team, with Jorginho also having the same problems.

Either, Tuchel also admitted that he could have started defender Thiago Silva in place of Andreas Christensen.

Chelsea will be hoping to bounce back on Wednesday when they will be facing Juventus in Turin. Comment and FOLLOW for more football updates.

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