Chelsea and Man United Share Spoils Once Again

Chelsea and Man United played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening as the fixture once again saw the sides share the spoils.

Man United are likely to walk away from West London as the more disappointed of the two Clubs after registering 13 shots at goal, more than double the Blues’ tally of 6.

Graham Potter clearly got his gameplan wrong initially as United dominated the opening exchanges of the first half. The former Brighton coach attempted to rectify the issue by making a substitution in the 36th minute, replacing Marc Cucurella with Mateo Kovacic to add more bodies into the midfield.

However, the tactical change was not enough to swing the tide in Chelsea’s favour as United continued to assert their authority on the game. But the Blues made their luck after Armando Broja was brought down in the box by Scott McTominay following a corner.

The Blues were awarded a penalty which was calmly converted by Jorginho in the 87th minute. However, Chelsea were unable to see out the final few moments of the game.

England International fullback Luke Shaw put in a peach of a cross which was met by Casemiro who headed home his first United goal in the 94th minute, with the aid of goal-line technology.

The result comes as no shock as this fixture has seen more draws than any other clash in Premier League history, with Saturday’s encounter being the 26th time the sides couldn’t be separated.

The result doesn’t have too many adverse implications for either side in terms of their top four aspirations, especially considering Liverpool’s shock loss away to Nottingham Forest, and the fact that either Spurs or Newcastle, if not both, will drop points in their clash on Sunday. Chelsea remain 4th on 21 points, a single point and position above Saturday’s opponents Manchester United.

Man United midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes