Premier League 2020: Chelsea vs Manchester United (0-2)

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Premier League 2020 Chelsea vs Manchester United Highlights – It was a make or break game, keeping the Champions League in mind. A win for the red devils would mean they would be just 3 points from securing the European berth.

Chelsea started with the 4-3-3 formation while Ole opted to go with the 3-4-1-2, with Bruno starting just behind Martial and James. Manchester United has already managed to trump Chelsea twice this season.

premier league 2020 chelsea vs manchester united highlights

Chelsea looked to be the better side in the initial minutes till Manchester United managed to find their feet. It was a free-flowing game with not much separating the two sides. Chelsea was handed an early loss in the form of Kante going down with what looked to be a groin injury. Anthony Martial was lethargic in the opening minutes and only later grew into the game.

Premier League 2020 Chelsea vs Manchester United Highlights

Chelsea looked threatening every time they were on the break but Michy was not able to find the back of the net. The first card of the game was shown to Willian for simulation. After continuous pressure from Chelsea, United started to attack with sharp passing between the team. The deadlock was broken in the 45th minute when Wan-Bissaka put a superb cross inside the box and Martial buried it. Bruno was looking promising after the end of the first half while Pedro and Michy had been the stars of the first half for Chelsea.

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After the break, Chelsea made their second change with Zouma replacing Christensen, who finished the first half with a bloody nose. You could feel the tempo rising with challenges flying in from both the teams. Manchester United looked more composed and eager to score again. Mount was the first player to scare the United side with a ball whistling off the post but the whistle had already gone. Zouma found the net but the goal was disallowed by the VAR  and the celebrations were cut short. A short scuffle in the 59th minute brought more intensity into the game with tempers rising all around.

Premier League 2020 Chelsea vs Manchester United Highlights

Pedro lost the ball deep in his own half and Fred decided to steal the ball from him but was awarded a freekick. Fernandes almost punished Pedro with a beauty freekick which rebounded after hitting the post. Chelsea found themselves trailing by 2 goals in the 66th minute when Maguire scored a superb attacking header. This was his first goal in the premier for the team in red. The goal was supplied by Fernandes, and Bruno was off the mark. Azpilicueta came through with the crucial goalline clearance to another Maguire header in quick succession. Bailly had a 50-50 game with both moments of brilliance and moments which left the united fans quaking in their boots.

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VAR intervened in the game again when Giroud was flagged marginally offside. Honestly, it was a great goal by Giroud and he had an instant impact on the game. Ighalo was also given his debut and should’ve scored making it 3-0 for the red devils.

Premier League 2020 Chelsea vs Manchester United Highlights

At the full time that separated the two sides was a 2-0 scoreline favoring the United side. VAR played an important role in the game, with making decisions which did not favor Chelsea. Chelsea managed 61% possession and 17 shots but only 1 of those shots was on target. The rest of the shots were blocked or were off target. United had 3 shots on target and managed to find the back of the net twice. Summarising this, it was a frustrating night for the Blues and a win would certainly boost the United side.

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