You want to know Antonio Conte's secret to success? The score is 3-0 in Chelsea's favour, and Marcos Alonso had just given the ball away. Above the insanely loud crowd at the Bridge, the Italian's voice could be clearly heard - He was yelling "I will kill you".
He is moulding Chelsea into his mirror image, and it is a frightening sight for the rest of the Premier League.
Manchester United were shabby, disjointed, lacking a plan B and looked tired after their Thursday night exertions. Mourinho has to do something here, or United will fast slip out of contention for a top 4 finish - forget talk of any titles.
Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge was always going to be full of drama. No one, though, could have predicted this.
This season is turning out to be insanely fun for the neutral.
It was a pleasure bringing this hugely enjoyable match to you! Thank you for reading.
This is Anirudh Menon signing out.
Jose Mourinho has just been handed his heaviest defeat as a Premier League Manager. And it HAD, HAD, to be at the hands of Chelsea
What a match Chelsea have played. What a match Conte had planned out.
Mourinho exchange words with Conte, and they do not look polite. Say what you want Jose, that was a masterclass from Antonio - and Chelsea are deserved victors!
92' Rojo has a go from distance. It is a lovely, lovely, strike that draws out yet another save from Courtois.
91' Pogba plays in a beautiful through ball to Rojo, whose square back is met by Zlatan - but rather unconvincingly - Cahill slides in and clears it.
3 minutes added on
89' Chalobah has a go from distance. Comfortable save for De Gea
87' Valencia plays a great crossfield ball right to the feet of Rojo - who in turn lays it of to Martial. But the Frenchman is blocked out by that wall of blue. Antonio Conte is beseeching his crowd to increase the volume. They duly oblige! It IS LOUD AT THE BRIDGE!!!
86' Victor Moses cuts in and rockets one at goal. It takes a lucky (for United) deflection of Blind and bounces out of danger.
85' Chelsea are killing this game with the ease of a an experienced hangman doing his job.
84' Pogba tries from long-range. He shouldn't have. Martial attempts to cut in from the left, but Azpilicueta has been a ROCK today. Nothing doing there, Tony
83' Antonio Conte is such a hard man to please!! Everytime United have the ball, you can hear the fiery Italian yell at his players to press - "Go! Go" - above the raucous home crowd. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a man who WANTS TO WIN.
82' Ole! Ole! Ole! scream the Stamford Bridge faithful as Chelsea knock the ball around.
80' ZLATAAAAAAAAAANOOO!!!! He controls the ball on his chest, swivels and hits it in one fluid motion, but Thibaut Courtois does incredibly well to dive low to his left and save it. A beautiful attempt that brought out the best from Courtois!
78' Valencia has been trying all day. He puts in another decent cross, but Zlatan is penalised for fouling Luiz.
77' SUBSTITUTIONS - Willian and Batshuayi ON, the EXCELLENT Hazard and Costa OFF. The two main Chelsea attackers were unbelievably good today, and the Bridge stands as one to applaud the two
76' Everything United are trying is being met by a stubborn wall of men in blue. Martial is the latest to learn that they are not in the mood to give an inch.
75' YELLOW for Pogba. A foul of pure, unadulterated frustration there
74' Pogba plays in a wonderful dinked cross that Rashford attempts to cushion onto the path of Zlatan. Luiz is having none of it.
73' Costa runs at a furiously backpedalling Smalling, but he shoots it straight at De Gea
72' Blind swings in a brilliant cross, but Zlatan cannot guide his acrobatic effort on target. The Swede has been desperately poor today.
71' Pogba tries a shot from distance. Stamford Bridge breaks out in guffaws
70' SUBSTITUTION - Pedro OFF, Chalobah ON
N'golo freaking Kante cuts in through the middle of the United defence, sells Chris Smalling a SUPERB dummy and passes it into the corner. That was some goal!
67' Herrera has a wild swing from a mile out. He has been the only United player who has looked up for it today. The shot is rubbish, though
66' YELLOW for Alonso as the left wingback rugby tackles Pogba to the ground. Mata swings in the resultant free kick, and Rojo heads it high
65' Herrera tries to work space for a shot by selling a dummy to Kante. The Frenchman ain't buying.
64' SUBSTITUTION - Lingard OFF, Anthony Martial ON
63' Matic bosses Pogba off the ball. This is too easy for Chelsea right now
This has got to hurt Jose Mourinho. Defeat would have been ok, but this is a thrashing of the highest order!
He had to score. He had to. He is allowed the freedom of the Stamford Bridge pitch, before he curls a shot into the corner. It was a beautiful finish. But what utterly poor defending!
60' Rojo puts in a superb ball that is just out of reach of Zlatan. Not really sure why the Swede didn't jump harder for that!
59' Zlatan plays in a delicious ball through to Mata, but he is forced wide by Azpilicueta. The ball is pumped back in, but Cahill clears easily.
58' United win two corners in quick succession. Both are horrible.
57' UNITED HAVE A SHOT ON GOAL! Lingard forces a good save out of Courtois
56' Pogba tries to play in Zlatan. Cahill clears imperiously
54' Rojo loses the ball after a mis-touch just outside the Chelsea box. Moses breaks with extreme pace before playing in Hazard. The Belgian's shot is very well blocked by Smalling. The United captain has grown into the match after that early mistake
53' Rashford plays in the ball deep - it's a beautiful cross - but Pogba cannot reach it!
52' Lingard is bullied off the ball by Azpilicueta and is fouled in return, Martin Atkinson blows his whistle but Chelsea would much have preferred the ref play advantage as both Costa and Hazard were steaming forward.
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