“I love the ambition and I love the attitude and I love the hunger with which we are playing,” Thomas Tuchel told the Chelsea website.
“We are still brave and we are still up for a good fight and you can trust anybody that you put on the pitch. It is a pleasure to be on the sideline.
“It makes a difference if as a player you have to fight every single day for your place, every single match for your place, and this is not the case in our team for too long.”
“If you have a negative Covid test and you’re fit and you’re not injured, you have a huge chance to be in the line-up. For that, I give huge credit and for me it is proof how good the attitude and the mentality is in our team and in our club.’
“I think we just need our whole squad. Our team is a strong team, and even now on Saturday it was a strong team,” Tuchel said.
Chelsea were failed to trouble Manchester City in the final third of the pitch, with the Cityzens restricting the Blues to just one shot on target all game.
The defeat now leaves Chelsea all but out of the title race, with City opening up a massive 13-point gap on third-placed Chelsea.