Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel names two key reasons for poor Premier League title bid

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Chelsea travel to Manchester City on Saturday in a last-ditch attempt to save their floundering Premier League season, and face an uphill task to beat the Citizens given that Pep Guardiola’s men have won their last 11 games in the league. However, Tuchel has claimed City’s form isn’t the reason they have pulled away from their competitors in the title race – instead claiming that injuries and COVID-19 problems at Stamford Bridge are the issue.

City have won every game in the league since their surprising 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace on October 30, taking them to 11 successive wins.

Guardiola’s men look nailed on to reclaim the Premier League title that they made their own last season, currently sitting 10 points clear of the Blues with a huge 17 games left to play.

Chelsea were ahead of the Citizens in the league table until their 3-2 loss to West Ham on December 4, and have since won just two of their last six league games.

But despite the stellar form that City have displayed, Tuchel believes that it is the injury woes and COVID-19 cases inflicted on his players that has shaped the title race.

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