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“We just lacked” – Marcos Alonso on Man City defeat and conceding title race

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Marcos Alonso says that Chelsea have all but mathematically conceded the title now after losing to Manchester City on Saturday morning.

It wasn’t so long ago when Chelsea were the league leaders and in control of the title race, but a stuttering run of form and inconsistencies recently has seem them slip 13 points off Man City now after losing to the current league leaders 1-0 yesterday.

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It was always going to be a very tough match against the current English champions and Chelsea were largely in the game until the goal in terms of scoreline anyway. But they never looked a threat and never looked like scoring a goal, and it was always going to be City grabbing the win, as they did in the 70th minute with a typical Kevin De Bruyne goal.

Alonso has been speaking about the defeat and talking about what we lacked via the Chelsea website.

“It’s disappointing,” said Alonso.

“It was maybe the last chance to keep on fighting for the Premier League. We will keep trying until the end, until it’s gone mathematically, but it will be difficult now.

“We need to think about Brighton in three days, win that one, keep training hard and not look at the table at this moment.

“The chances were there but we just lacked a bit of good decision-making in the last third to create even more chances or to score the couple of chances we had.

“It was a tough game but we knew it would be and still we had some chances even if we were not fully in control of the game and the possession. We defended well and all together.

“We had a couple of chances to go 1-0 up and we were not that far from getting something from the match. We expected something like this before the game but we competed well so of course we are disappointed.”

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