United hold Chelsea to a draw as Carrick’s masterclass pays off

Chelsea blue the chance to open up a three point lead at the top of the Premier League table when they took on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

In a game that Thomas Tuchel’s men dominated from start to finish, they found a much changed Manchester United side very organised at the back.

Interim manager, Michael Carrick dropped Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench while setting up a midfield diamond of McTominay and Fred in the holding role, while Bruno Fernandes was at the top.

Rashford and Sancho were United’s furthest attackers. The formation allowed the homeside space only on the wings, meaning Aaron wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw so much more of Chelsea’s offensive forays.

Surprisingly, it was United who got the opener as Sancho’s goal after the restart shocked the Blues.

However, shortly after the opener, Jorginho drew Chelsea level from the spot after Silva was felled in the box by Wan-Bissaka.

Ronaldo came in for Sancho who scored the opener, but could do nothing except get a yellow card for a silly bust up with the referee, Anthony Taylor. The fit-again Lukaku also replaced Timo Werner late on but failed to score against his former side.

Both Fred and Rudiger had chances to win the game late on but they both fluffed there lines, as the game ended 1:1.

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