Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has failed to throw in the towel on the Premier League title race.

The former Dortmund and Mainz boss is of the belief and notion that his Chelsea side are in shape to give Pep Guardiola’s men a run for their money even though they are behind at a Mile.

Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea lost to Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday, a result which has left them 13 points adrift Pep Guardiola’s men.

The recently named FIFA The Best Coach of the year to MirrorSport his side know what they need to do in order to close the gap and are apprised of the situation.

“If you think that to tell the story that way, it is fair enough and we can take it. We know what we do and we know what we are up for. At the moment we are 13 points behind and we are in a race of top three.”

Thomas Tuchel on being 13 points behind Man City

Also, he expressed confidence in remaining at the Club on a long-term basis.

“History tells us it is not that easy [to stay long term] at Chelsea, but I feel confident I can make it.
I do not want to be anywhere else.” He added.

Chelsea’s loss saw them slip back to third on the log having been usurped by second placed Liverpool who were 3-0 comprehensive winners against Brentford without some of their best legs and also have a game to spare.

Chelsea will begin their run-in with a trip to the Amex Stadium to keep a date with Brighton and Hove Albion, a side that took a late point courtesy of Danny Welbeck at Stamford Bridge the last time they met

Anthony Martial who wants to leave the club in search of regular minutes has attracted interests from a host of clubs. While a loan deal is more likely to be struck, English clubs reportedly won’t be allowed to secure his services.