Both the teams shared a point apiece after a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea and Manchester United shared spoils after a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.
The first half was an exciting watch when Chelsea had a heart in the mouth moment after the referee paused the play to check a potential hand-ball on Callum Hudson-Odoi. Luckily, the English winger was deemed inculpable in the end.
Olivier Giroud had half-a-decent chances but much to Thomas Tuchel‘s dismay, the French couldn’t make full use of it.
The second half followed a similar story with both the teams lacking the quality in the final third despite the presence of big names.
Timo Werner, who was brought in the final quarter of the game, found himself in a near-perfect position when Reece James whipped in a cross but Victor Lindelof made a timely intervention.
United threw their last dice when they broke on a promising counter, with Scott McTominay making a bursting run on the right flank and his teammates were also arriving in numbers in the box. However, he got his final pass wrong and if he had played the ball around Reece James, it wouldn’t have been a different case.
Tuchel, as expected, was animated throughout the game and although the German wouldn’t have liked the result, he is yet to face a defeat as the manager of the Blues.
On the other hand, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked more than happy to see out a draw as his side remains at second place in the Premier League table, 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
The Red Devils will face Crystal Palace in their next fixture whereas the Blues will travel to Anfield for the midweek clash against Liverpool.