BLUES boss Thomas Tuchel was critical of his side’s attack, feeling it was the area of their performance that let the visitors down.

Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City due to a single strike from Kevin De Bruyne.

The attack from the Blues struggled to get going as City dominated much of the game.

Tuchel will not happy with the way his side attacked during the title six-pointer in Manchester.

The German said: “In terms of attitude, commitment and defensive-wise I am happy, we did not allow too many big chances, we kept them to a minimum of big chances.

“But our offensive players need to show up more. We need consistency.

“We could have had much more chances if we played with better timing, better precision.

“That you miss chances, there is no problem in that, but we could have had much more chances. That’s what I’m critical about.

“The ball losses were too early and too poor and the decision-making was not on the level we need.

“The individual quality of Kevin De Bruyne made the difference today but we struggled to show the quality to really hurt them and score the first goal and bring some doubts into their game.”

Tuchel felt striker Romelu Lukaku could have offered more.

There has been much speculation about the forward’s position and his relationship with Tuchel of late, particularly after a controversial recent interview.

Tuchel said on BT Sport: “Sometimes he has to do the service. He had many ball losses and a huge chance. Of course we want to serve him but he’s part of the team.

“The performance up front in the first half, we can do much, much better.”