Chelsea v Manchester United, 05 November 2017

Score1-0 to Chelsea
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance41,615
Kick-off: 4.30pm Manchester United had now won one of the last 16 meetings at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League (lost ten).

Goals:

Álvaro Morata 55 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard
Forward Álvaro Morata

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Romelu Lukaku

Substitutions:

Antonio Rüdiger for Davide Zappacosta 66
Danny Drinkwater for Cesc Fabregas 79
Willian for Eden Hazard 87

Substitutions:

Marouane Fellaini for Phil Jones 62
Anthony Martial for Henrikh Mkhitaryan 62
Jesse Lingard for Ashley Young 78

Cards:

Tiemoué Bakayoko 20 Y

Cards:

Phil Jones 49 Y
Ander Herrera 51 Y
Marouane Fellaini 71 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder Ethan Ampadu
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Willian
Forward Michy Batshuayi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Scott McTominay
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Forward Anthony Martial

Comments:

League position: 4th Chelsea had now kept six clean sheets in 18 games in all competitions so far in this season. The Blues had now won three consecutive games in the Premier League for the second time so far in this season. They had now scored in 15 of their last 17 games in the Premier League. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: "It’s an important victory. When you play against Manchester United it’s always a massive game. We know very well this team is very strong. This type of win is important for our confidence. We showed great desire and passion to win this kind of game. We can win or lose but our spirit must be this. Last season our spirit was in every game – we started this season with a lot of problems. We were up and down. This game showed if we want we can."

Comments:

League position: 2nd Manchester United were now eight points behind leaders Manchester City; it became the biggest gap after both the top two had played 11 games in Premier League history. Six of United's nine defeats in the Premier League since April 2016 had been in games played in London. The Red Devils had now scored two goals in their last four games in the Premier League. Manchester United manager José Mourinho said: "We are worried, but there are 18 teams more worried than us because we are second. Eight points in the Premier League is not the same as eight points in the Portuguese league, La Liga or the Bundesliga. Eight points in the Premier League, there's still a lot to play for."