Chelsea against Manchester United clash ended a goalless draw at Stanford bridge and the Blues missed the chance to climb back into the Premier League’s top four.
Unsurprisingly, the Premier League table has seen an unawareness as West Ham are ahead of Chelsea, while Man City are the current leaders who are 12 points ahead of the Red Devils and 13 points to Leicester City.
The Blues threw in all their attacking personnel and every novel idea from new boss Thomas Tuchel but could not force a breakthrough against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s resolute Red Devils. Chelsea extended their unbeaten run under new manager Tuchel to nine matches, while United stretched their record-breaking stint without a Premier League loss on the road to 20 games.
Tammy Abraham was nowhere to be found entirely with an ankle concern, and the Blues also lost Callum Hudson-Odoi at half-time to a potential thigh injury.
Olivier Giroud was unable to make the most of two promising first-half openings, while Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, and Timo Werner all tried and failed to find the back of the net.
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Fifth-placed Chelsea were left to rue another match under Tuchel boasting dominance in both possession and territory – but one severely lacking in cutting edge.
Hudson-Odoi avoided conceding a penalty, but only after a VAR check on a possible handball. The young England winger then flashed a volley just wide after powering through the inside right.
Pulisic replaced Giroud with almost 20 minutes to play, as Chelsea continued to chase a breakthrough. Former RB Leipzig striker Werner proved the final roll of Tuchel’s dice, but the £53million summer recruit was just as powerless as anyone else in blue to break the deadlock.