It was only deep in defence that Tuchel was satisfied with his team’s performance before the shift-up in gears after going 1-0 down.
Despite Man City’s upper hand, Edouard Mendy was called upon to make two saves in the game, four fewer than against Liverpool and Aston Villa in our league games against them, with Thiago Silva clearing another City goal-bound shot off the line.
The deflected shot that did beat our goalie was the first goal we have conceded in open play in the Premier League this season.
Although only on the pitch for an hour of the game, Thiago Silva executed the most tackles for Chelsea – three, with Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kante successfully tackling twice each. Toni Rudiger topped the interceptions with three, and Azpi and Andreas Christensen made the most clearances, four.
Although a three-man central midfield could have limited Rudiger’s advances which have been a trademark of his season so far, he still made two key passes (those leading to an unsuccessful attempt on goal by a team-mate). That was the most by a Chelsea player.