Following the defeat that left Manchester City 14 points below Chelsea in fourth place and beaten manager Pep Guardiola said his side’s title hopes were now over.
“The Premier League is gone now. It will be between Tottenham and Chelsea,” he said.
“So now we want to (get in) the Champions League places.”
City occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot and are four points clear of Arsenal and Manchester United, but both teams have a game in hand on them.
Guardiola has been beaten six times in a league season for the first time in his managerial career, but he said he was proud of his players.
“It’s an honour to have the amazing players I have,” said the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach.
“We come here to Stamford Bridge and play the way we have, with huge personality. I’m a lucky guy to manage these guys.
“It’s encouraging for the future. I’m optimistic. It’s been like this all season, but in the boxes we are not good enough.”