Chelsea vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary, Premier League 2017-18 (CHE vs MUN)

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 05, 2017 23:53 IST

Chelsea 1 - 0 Man United (Morata 55')


23:53 (IST)5 NOV 2017


That's that as Chelsea hold on superbly against the late United fightback - a brilliant match that ends up with the more dominant team coming out on top. 

Antonio Conte has pulled to within a point off Jose Mourinho... Pep Guardiola has now pulled EIGHT points clear at the top.

What a smashing game to cover, thank you for reading. 

Anirudh Menon signing out...


23:51 (IST)5 NOV 2017

94' Matic wins a freekick at the edge of the box. RASHFORD STEPS UP AND LEATHERS ONE OFF THE WALL !THAT WAS SO CLOSE! 

23:50 (IST)5 NOV 2017

93' Matic tries to take it past Azpilicueta with a cute little dribble but the Basque holds his ground and Morata races into the box - one-on-one with De Gea, he slows down enough to allow Valencia to come back and win the ball back. Conte's head's just exploded

23:48 (IST)5 NOV 2017

92' Morata wins more precious seconds as he holds up play superbly against Bailly and wins Chelsea a throw-in

23:47 (IST)5 NOV 2017

91' Four minutes to be added on, and this is an absolutely smashing finish to the game... 

23:46 (IST)5 NOV 2017

90' OH MAROUANE FELLAINI! OH MY! The big man chests down a cross impeccably before absolutely leathering the ball at goal that takes all of Courtois superb skills to keep out. UFF!

23:45 (IST)5 NOV 2017

88' Valencia crosses it into the box where Rashford loops a header at goal. Courtois, despite pressure from Lukaku, gathers comfortably enough

23:44 (IST)5 NOV 2017

87' A smart Fellaini pass allows Rashford to run at Rudiger but the German does brilliantly to hold him off before Lukaku's loose touch allows Drinkwater to hack clear

23:43 (IST)5 NOV 2017

86' United are pinging the ball around the box with real intent, finally, before Rashford fizzes a superb shot just wide of Courtois' far post. Meanwhile, Conte allows Hazard to depart to a standing ovation as he sends on Willian. 

23:42 (IST)5 NOV 2017

85' Hazard flicks in Morata with the most outrageously skillful pass before Bailly does magnificently to win a freekick off the Spaniard.

23:40 (IST)5 NOV 2017

84' OOOO! Rashford whips a powerful ball into the far post but it's got a bit too much oomph for Fellaini

23:39 (IST)5 NOV 2017

83' United have lost all semblance of shape. intent, and style as Chelsea continue to grow from strength to strength. 

23:38 (IST)5 NOV 2017

82' Cahill wins a few feet of space with a marvelous Cruyff turn in the box but his shot is blocked away by a desperate Smalling.

23:38 (IST)5 NOV 2017

81' Herrera snipes Hazard once again from the back... and he barely walks away from without a second yellow. Chelsea are very much on the top right now. 

23:36 (IST)5 NOV 2017

79' Morata does ever so well to win a freekick under pressure from Bailly and Valencia.... it all leads to Rudiger almost scoring off a Zappacosta-esque cross

23:35 (IST)5 NOV 2017

78' AH! N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater - Champions of England with Leicester - are reunited as Conte takes off Fabregas and brings on the English midfielder

23:34 (IST)5 NOV 2017

77' United look a little beret of ideas uptop and it's leading to counter after counter from Chelsea.  A fake of the highest order from Alonso allows Morata the ball on the edge of the box but the Spaniard's shot is blocked off by Smalling. Meanwhile, United make their final change as Young is taken off for Lingard. 

23:32 (IST)5 NOV 2017

76' Hazard runs and runs and runs at goal as Matic backtracks furiously before smashing a shot at goal that De Gea does ever so well to stop. 

23:31 (IST)5 NOV 2017

75' Bakayoko steals the ball off Fellaini - as easily as a school teacher taking candy off an errant student - and runs at Smalling, before shifting the ball to his right and curling a hopeless shot well wide of goal. 

23:30 (IST)5 NOV 2017

74' Martial tries to find Rashford with a quick pass but it's way too far away for the Englishman to do anything about it. 

23:29 (IST)5 NOV 2017

73' Morata is once again shut down by Smalling as he tries to find someone in blue inside the box - and it all ends up with united winning a goalkick. 

23:28 (IST)5 NOV 2017

72' Fabregas' delivery is headed away by Lukaku, but Chelsea still have a throw in deep in United territory

23:28 (IST)5 NOV 2017

71' ... which is wasted by Smalling jumping onto Courtois. At the other end, Fellaini gets booked for an involuntary elbow that just about grazed Morata's nose

23:27 (IST)5 NOV 2017

70' Rashford does well to win another corner under pressure from Rudiger and Azpilicueta. The corner is rubbish but Morata gives him another opportunity

23:25 (IST)5 NOV 2017

69' The corner is cleared well by Cahill - I say well because Herrera's wild swipe from outside the box was hopelessly off-target

23:25 (IST)5 NOV 2017

68' Matic tries to find Fellaini in the box but Bakayoko slashes the low ball clear. The ball comes back via Valencia and Fellaini heads it down for Rashford who wins a corner

23:23 (IST)5 NOV 2017

67' Morata's lovely little shimmy loses Herrera and he runs into the United third where he picks out Hazard, but the Chelsea move breaks down. 

23:22 (IST)5 NOV 2017

66' Substitution for Chelsea as Rudiger jogs on in place of Zappacosta

23:22 (IST)5 NOV 2017

65' Oh Morata. Oh Smalling. A lose touch from Fellaini allows Fabregas to slide in and send the ball to Morata, who squares up Smalling, turns him one way, turns him the other and runs into him on the third go. Great defending, that. 

23:21 (IST)5 NOV 2017

64' Bakayoko welcomes Fellaini to the proceedings by thumping into him near the centre-line. Useless foul, but United's attack breaks down rapidly - for Alonso to cross the ball into the box where it's headed away by Bailly

23:19 (IST)5 NOV 2017

63' Matic steals a ball off Fabregas' toes but his ball into the box is too hard for Rashford to run onto. 

23:19 (IST)5 NOV 2017

62' Two substitutions as Mourinho tries to shuffle things up - Fellaini and Martial on, Mkhitaryan on and Jones off. That's a return to a back-four now, I assume. 

23:17 (IST)5 NOV 2017

61' OH BAILLY! A lackadaisical approach to a useless Fabregas ball in behind him allows Alonso to win an extremely cheap corner off him. Which, oooooo, runs across the face of the United box and away from danger

23:16 (IST)5 NOV 2017

60' Well done Christensen. Lukaku bullies Azpilicueta away before trying the push-and-run against Christensen, but the young Dane does ever so well to make sure the big Belgian gets nowhere

23:15 (IST)5 NOV 2017

59' Rashford and Mkhitaryan try a quick one-two but all it ends up leading to is a Chelsea counter, which is too slow to trouble anyone

23:14 (IST)5 NOV 2017

58' Rashford motors into the box and tries to go the long way around Azpilicueta but runs out of grass... Goalkick, Chelsea

23:13 (IST)5 NOV 2017

57' Morata is fouled by Jones... and the Englishman is walking a thin, thin, line here. 

23:12 (IST)5 NOV 2017

That magical connection again. Azpilicueta swings in a delectable ball that finds Morata all by himself inside the United box. ALL BY HIMSELF. He leaps high and thumps an exquisite header into the corner of the net past a motionless De Gea.


23:11 (IST)5 NOV 2017


23:10 (IST)5 NOV 2017


23:09 (IST)5 NOV 2017

53' Chelsea press the accelerator down as a superb Hazard pass frees up Morata into the United box but Smalling holds him off. Chelsea come roaring back.. 

23:09 (IST)5 NOV 2017

52' Bailly is pulled down by Alonso as the Ivorian tries to start a counter and the men in red surround the ref asking for a yellow. 

23:07 (IST)5 NOV 2017

51' Matic corrects the situation by thumping it away but Herrera's boot says hello to Hazard's calf and that's a yellow for the Basque

23:06 (IST)5 NOV 2017

50' Jones smashes into Hazard with typical no-nonsense mania and it's a yellow for the big man. Matic then tugs at the Belgian's shirt and it's a freekick for Chelsea in a dangerous, dangerous area

23:05 (IST)5 NOV 2017

49' Alvaro Morata gets bored with all the passing about and tries one from outside the box. Conte's facial expression on the touchline suggests that he oughtn't have. 

23:04 (IST)5 NOV 2017

47' Hazard, who is being hounded all over by Eric Bailly, tries to get a Chelsea attack going but they end up passing the ball around their own half as they try to stretch United out of shape

23:03 (IST)5 NOV 2017

46' Early corner for Manchester United as Rashford runs at Azpilicueta... which comes to nothing as the ref spots a spot of wrestling inside the Chelsea box

23:01 (IST)5 NOV 2017


22:47 (IST)5 NOV 2017


A scrappy, unusually open start descended to a scrappy, typically cagey affair as both sides missed presentable chances to make a dent on the scoreline. As it stands, Chelsea 0 - 0 Manchester United

22:46 (IST)5 NOV 2017

46' Nothing comes from the freekick
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