Some Chelsea fans lament Thomas Tuchel decision during Man City clash
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off played out a short time ago.
Said match would see the Premier League’s top two facing off at the Etihad.
Chelsea were well aware ahead of the game that they needed to avoid defeat to stand any chance of staying in the current Premier League title race.
However, the Blues endured a very tough opening 45 minutes which saw them fail to have a single shot on target.
Chelsea didn’t have a shot in the first half vs Man City 😳
The first time they’ve failed to do so in a Premier League game under Thomas Tuchel… pic.twitter.com/eyoUwHkglW
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 15, 2022
Manchester City would continue to have the better of the action in the second half and eventually found the breakthrough after 69 minutes.
Kevin De Bruyne picked up the ball near the halfway line before shrugging off an N’Golo Kante tackle and curling an effort past Kepa Arrizabalaga from the edge of the Chelsea box.
Minutes before the goal, Thomas Tuchel brought on Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi, leaving Mason Mount, arguably Chelsea’s most consistent attacker, on the bench until the 80th minute.
And, after finally bringing on Mount with just 10 minutes to play and a goal down, Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to express their displeasure at Tuchel’s decision not to bring the Englishman on until then.
Just some of the reaction is shown below:
Chelsea need to win a game and Tuchel started Mount on the bench and he only came out in the 80th😭😭😭😭😭🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
— Cordell Cockett (@CordellCockett3) January 15, 2022
How Mason Mount has been kept on the bench until the 80th minute unbelievable…Chelsea have struggled with energy, making the necessary runs & set piece delivery…Mount brings all of those in bucketloads + a whole bunch of heart. Tuchel got this one wrong today #CFC #Chelsea
— Olly Smith (@OllyOscarSmith) January 15, 2022
Mason Mount 80 minutes to late sorry Tuchel you got that one wrong today
— Aaron ⭐⭐💙⚽ (@AaronpCFC) January 15, 2022
tuchel being on werner instead of mount
— 🚶🏽♂️ (@DiggleMassyca) January 15, 2022
#MCICHE not starting Mason Mount was the flaw in Tuchel’s plan. Chelsea needed a hard runner.
— ChukwuDuziem (@NwashioleDuziem) January 15, 2022
Not starting mount in game like this was poor move from tuchel…
Well anyways congratulations Manchester City on winning another premier league title!
— Ashish (@ghalkeashish) January 15, 2022
Mount on with 10 mins to go, usually Tuchel gets everything bang on but left it way too late for changes today
— Dale 🏴 (@DPCFC) January 15, 2022