Chelsea vs Manchester United - 5 Talking Points
Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in an entertaining fixture at Stamford Bridge and pulled to within a point of the Red Devils
Score: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
Scorer: Alvaro Morata (Cesar Azpilicueta assist)
Manchester United's late-late surge proved to be too little too late as an even first half melded into a second half that was dominated by Chelsea and Cesar Azpilicueta's peach of a cross, and Alvaro Morata's peach of a header proved to be the cherry on the cake as Antonio Conte walked away with a victory over his foe Jose Mourinho.
United had some chances early on (Rashford's header and Lukaku's shot spring to mind) and late on (Fellaini's exceptional effort that took all of Courtois' considerable skill to stop) but Chelsea overall deserved to walk away from the Bridge with three points.
Speaking of the Bridge...
#5 Manchester United's Stamford Bridge nightmare continues
Manchester United simply don't like playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge... it's as big a boogeyman (boogey-club?) as you'd ever see in top-division football at the moment.
This does not make for pretty reading if you are a United fan, if you are a Chelsea fan, though....
In fact, since 2002/03, when the first inkling of what was happening at Stamford Bridge first emerged United have had a horrendous record there - playing 21 games, losing 13, drawing 6 and winning just 2.
On the night, they were out-passed and out-played by the home side and Manchester United really have to address this shocking record soon if they are to become the force of yore.