'Only silver lining': Some Chelsea fans credit player's display in 1-0 defeat to Manchester City

Chelsea were beaten 1-0 away to Manchester City on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League – but some Blues fans on Twitter did at least find one positive from the display of their player Malang Sarr.

The Blues suffered a narrow defeat at the Etihad Stadium, but it was a contest where Thomas Tuchel’s men struggled on the ball and came up short in the final third.

Kevin De Bruyne’s second-half goal proved to be the match-winner, as he curled in an effort from the edge of the box.

It means Chelsea are 13 points adrift of league leaders Man City. There are 16 games still remaining in the season, but it feels like Tuchel’s side may now shift their league focus on to staying in the top four.

Unfortunately, losing both league matches to Pep Guardiola’s side this season has cost them, along with plenty of draws lately.

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Chelsea fans applaud Sarr

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media believe that Sarr was one positive from today’s defeat.

The 22-year-old has been a fringe man in the squad at Stamford Bridge this season, but came in for just his second ever Premier League appearance.

In fairness, the centre-back found it difficult in possession like so many of his teammates. However, the youngster tried to stick to his task defensively and did make some eye-catching challenges.

For him, it was definitely a massive learning experience where the entire left side of the pitch was peppered by Man City’s in-form attacker Raheem Sterling.

It’s a worrying statistic that the Blues have just one clean sheet in their previous 10 league matches.

Here are some Chelsea fans discussing Sarr:

https://twitter.com/AlfieWheelan3/status/1482359163174989829

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.