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5 Talking points from Chelsea vs Manchester United

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23.45K   //    07 Nov 2017, 03:46 IST

When Chelsea hosted Manchester United last weekend, a high-intensity, dramatic encounter was anticipated and that's exactly what Premier League followers got. The Blues were to be victorious with a 1-0 victory in a game which was always expected to be a tightly-contested, defensive masterclass.

Here are five key talking points from the match-up between the reigning champions and Mourinho's Red Devils...

1) Morata's Diffidence

Chelsea v Manchester United - Premier League
Morata wasn't his sharpest in possession against United

On the surface, Alvaro Morata's performance looked as impressive and routine as always, however the former Real Madrid forward ultimately lacked confidence in his game across the ninety minutes.

The Spanish International lost possession of the ball several times and grew increasingly frustrated with his performance as the game progressed. There were multiple occasions in the second half where Morata struggled with the ball at his feet, despite being in free space.

This severe lack of confidence surfaced perhaps as a result of the six game goal-drought which preceded the match. Blues fans will hope that finding the winner in this game will give Morata the confidence to push on from here-on-in.

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