Chelsea 1 – 1 Man Utd

Casemiro netted Manchester United a stoppage-time goal against Chelsea as the intriguing tactical battle between Erik ten Hag and Graham Potter ended 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea looked to have taken all three points when Jorginho chilled out a penalty in the 86th minute after substitute Scott McTominay had fouled Armando Broja in the box.

However, in the fourth minute of added time, Casemiro put on an impressive individual performance as his header escaped Kepa Arrizabalaga’s block and went close to the goal line after a miss. vertical column.

How VAR showed that Casemiro’s header crossed the line

United did everything but scored in the overwhelming opening half but saw their grasp of the game loosened before half-time by a Potter-inspired tactical change, with the introduction of Mateo Kovacic and moved to play for Chelsea.

The Premier League standings remain the same after the draw, with Chelsea fourth after extending their unbeaten run under Potter to eight games, and United fifth as their unbeaten run in all competitions drags on. to six games.

Player Rating

Chelsea: Kepa (7), Azpilicueta (6), Chalobah (7), Thiago Silva (6), Cucurella (5), Loftus-Cheek (5), Jorginho (7), Chilwell (6), Mount (6), Sterling ( 5), Aubameyang (5).

Register: Kovacic (7), Pulisic (5), Broja (6), Chukwuemeka (5).

Manchester United: De Gea (6), Dalot (6), Varane (6), Martinez (7), Shaw (7), Casemiro (7), Eriksen (6), Antony (5), Fernandes (6), Sancho (4) , Rashford (4).

Register: Lindelof (6), Fred (6), Elanga (5), McTominay (5).

Man of the Match: Casemiro.

Man Utd win points after Jorginho’s penalty

After Potter famously inflicted a defeat on Ten Hag’s Premier League debut against United, when Brighton stormed Old Trafford on the opening day of the season, the Dutchman is set to exact his revenge with a display. A dominant performance built on midfield dominance provided by new partner Casemiro and Christian Eriksen.

Team News

  • Raheem Sterling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell return as Chelsea make four substitutions following a goalless draw against Brentford.
  • Christian Eriksen replacing Fred is Man Utd’s only change from the win over Tottenham in the middle of the week.

Chelsea are indebted to Kepa Arrizabalaga’s faltering form that prevented United from taking full control of the game. The Spaniard blocked Antony’s attempt to dribble around the post as the quarterback approached, slamming the ball into Marcus Rashford’s foot after Bruno Fernandes’ pass, and then parrying Rashford’s shot after as he darted across the Chelsea half into the penalty area.

United’s dominance forced a change of tactics and personnel from Potter, who sacrificed Marc Cucurella in the 37th minute to bring in Mateo Kovacic, and it worked as it was intended, with Chelsea finally making the move. Turn on the lights and join the midfield battle.

Jorginho celebrates after giving Chelsea the lead via a penalty in the 87th minute
Jorginho celebrates after giving Chelsea the lead via a penalty in the 87th minute

Chelsea will end an unrecognizable first half, on par with the visitors’ goals as Kovacic, Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling combine to create two chances Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can only widen, but United will have last words before halftime with Antony shining brightest opportunity wide out of his unfavourable right foot.

The tactical battle continued after the break with neither team really asserting their supremacy before a frenzied final broke out as referee Stuart Atwell pointed to the spot after McTominay had a clear finish. is to drag Broja to the ground.

Casemiro's header crosses the line to give Manchester United a belated equalizer against Chelsea
Casemiro’s header crosses the line to give Manchester United the latest equalizer for Chelsea

Jorginho jumped, missed and jumped to the penalty spot, bouncing the ball past David de Gea to put Chelsea on a winning streak.

But Man United’s header paid off as Casemiro’s header was said to have gone all the way across after Kepa’s valiant save, which hit the woodwork, caused scenes. ecstatic at the end of the field as United escaped defeat with a point they probably deserved.

Casemiro celebrates his late equalizer at Stamford Bridge
Casemiro celebrates his late equalizer at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea failed to crack Man Utd code – Opta stats

  • Chelsea are currently unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League games against Manchester United (D7 L3) – only against Blackburn (12 games between 1992 and 1998) and Arsenal (19 games between 1995 and 2005), they have never had a streak. longer winless matches in the tournament.
  • Graham Potter’s Chelsea are currently unbeaten in their last three Premier League games against Manchester United (W2 D1), after losing each of his first five games against the Reds as manager. previous reason.
  • Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling has now faced Manchester United 24 times in all competitions in his professional career, more than any other opponent. However, he has never scored against the Reds, despite attempting 38 shots in those encounters (15 on target).
  • Jorginho has now scored 19 of his 22 penalties in the Premier League for Chelsea (86%), only Frank Lampard has scored more penalties for the Blues in the competition (41).
  • Only Arsenal (12) and Chelsea (9) have more Brazilians score Premier League goals than Man Utd (8), after Casemiro scored his first Premier League goal with a 94th-minute equalizer (93: 28), United’s latest goal. league equalizer since April 2017 against Everton (93:41).

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Roy Keane says Man Utd need more of a goal threat because they haven’t scored enough goals. Keane watched United score a late equalizer in a draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Potter: Chelsea’s attack can improve a lot

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Graham Potter described Chelsea’s performance against Manchester United as a ‘battle performance’ and felt the 1-1 draw was a fair outcome.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter told Sky Sports: “It’s disappointing because with the score 1-0 you can see the end but throughout the game one point was right. I don’t know if we did well enough to win. That’s it. a fighting performance; we improved a lot after 30 minutes.In the end we take what we get.

“I don’t feel we have controlled enough of the game, maybe we need an extra body in midfield to try and put a little more pressure, create flips to win the ball. . I think we played better then.”

“The boys gave everything, we can improve a lot in terms of attacking play because we can create a little more but we played against a good team.”

Ten Hag: Proven Score

Man Utd coach Erik ten Hag told Sky Sports: “It was a great game, the two teams were close together, but in the first half I think we dominated the game.

“That’s also why the opponents change their system, and then it’s a bit more difficult for us, which we saw in the last minutes of the first half. But before that, we saw a clever defense in the last minutes of the first half. , we had good chances, and in those moments you have to use your chance.

“Second half, it was a fight between two games of the same height. In the end, a point is justified.”

England’s World Cup squad – Shaw takes the lead over Chilwell

Gareth Southgate is not at Stamford Bridge but he is certain to witness the performances of two left-backs who are certain to feature in his England squad at the World Cup. And in Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell’s opening match against Iran on November 21, it was Manchester United who put on a shirt display.

It’s easy to forget that less than a month ago, the spotlight was on Shaw when he was picked to start England in a 3-3 draw with Germany after losing his place in the United team. into the hands of Tyrell Malacia. However, Shaw was England’s player of the night that night, scoring in an impressive individual performance. He’s also started domestically since then, starting his last four Premier League games as Erik ten Haag finally started to see Shaw shine on England’s left flank in the European Championship final.

Yet again at Stamford Bridge, he is very possessive and offers an attacking option when the time is right to come into play, although he is not helped by the erratic Jadon Sancho. . When United asked for a quality part, Shaw had more time, unleashing a superb pass for Casemiro to head home to help his team win a point. And who bullied Casemiro backstage for that goal? Chillwell. The Chelsea full-back spent the last 90 minutes very quietly, with little advance and unable to defend his box at a crucial moment when his team needed him. It was a defensive piece that Roy Keane called “laziness” and a lack of “desire”. It’s Shaw’s shirt to lose now.

What’s next?

Chelsea will travel to Salzburg in the Champions League at 5:45pm on Tuesday before meeting Graham Potter’s former side Brighton in the Premier League at 3pm on Saturday..

Sunday October 30 3:00 pm

Starts at 4:15pm

Manchester United take on Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League on Thursday at 8pm before taking on West Ham at Old Trafford on the SSunday at 4:15pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League.


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